Wood Buffalo RCMP execute drug search warrant and arrest 2 males

February 2, 2021
Fort McMurray, Alberta

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Seized Contraband

In Jan. 2021, Wood Buffalo RCMP received information of drug trafficking at an apartment in the Timberlea area of Fort McMurray. An investigation supported drug trafficking, and a controlled drugs and substances act search warrant was obtained.

In collaboration of several units including Wood Buffalo RCMP's Criminal Intelligence Unit, Crime Reduction Unit, Police Dog Services and Alberta RCMP's Emergency Response Team, on Jan. 30, a search warrant was executed at a residence on Cartier Road. Two adult men were arrested and are facing charges.

This search resulted in approximately 50 grams of suspected fentanyl, drug trafficking paraphernalia and a substantial amount of Canadian currency being seized by police.

A 23-year-old male of Fort McMurray, Alta., is facing charges for possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.

A 26-year-old male of Fort McMurray, Alta., is facing charges for possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

Both were held for an in-custody judicial hearing. They have since been released on conditions and are both scheduled for court on Feb. 23 in the Fort McMurray Provincial Court.

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Contact information

Corporal Bakker
Wood Buffalo RCMP-GRC
Media Relations Group
780-215-1405

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