On July 25, 2023, Cold Lake RCMP General Investigation Section concluded a several month-long drug trafficking investigation within the city of Cold Lake. With the assistance of the RCMP's Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit, and the Cold Lake Detachment, a search warrant was executed in Cold Lake South. Police located quantities of suspected controlled substances, a .22 calibre firearm, a quantity of Canadian currency, and other drug trafficking paraphernalia.
A 31-year-old individual, a resident of Cold Lake, was arrested and charged in relation to this investigation. The individual has been charged with the following offences:
- Trafficking in a controlled substance (x4)
- Possession of a firearm contrary to a Prohibition Order
- Failing to comply with conditions of a Release Order
- Possession of proceeds of crime
The individual was released by a justice of the peace with conditions to appear in Alberta Court of Justice in Cold Lake Aug. 23, 2023.