$130K Worth of Drugs, Cash Seized in Red Deer Busts
Red Deer… Two recent investigations by ALERT’s Red Deer organized crime team have resulted in the arrest of four suspected drug traffickers and the seizure of more than $130,000 worth of drugs and cash.
The bulk of the seizures occurred on June 21, 2019, when ALERT teams executed three search warrants at residences in Red Deer and one at an acreage in Red Deer County, with the assistance of Red Deer RCMP. Between these warrants, investigators seized $2,845 in cash proceeds of crime and more than $110,000 worth of drugs, including:
- 1,145 tablets of various illicit prescription drugs, including oxycodone, morphine and clonazepam;
- 161 grams of fentanyl powder;
- 128 grams of methamphetamine;
- 35 grams of cocaine;
- 194 grams of psilocybin mushrooms;
- 51 grams of cannabis resin;
- 12 cannabis plants;
- 900 grams of dried cannabis; and
- 346 grams of a cocaine buffing agent.
Two rifles, a handgun and a stolen vehicle were also seized. One rifle had its serial number filed off, while the handgun has been confirmed as stolen.
“Getting these drugs and guns off the streets of Red Deer goes a long way to making the community that much safer,” said Insp. Sean Boser, ALERT regional teams.
Ryan Guy, 43, has been charged with:
- possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (x8);
- unsafe storage of a firearm (x2); and
- possession of proceeds of crime.
James Holley, 45, has been charged with:
- possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (x4);
- possession of stolen property;
- possession of proceeds of crime; and
- three firearm-related offences.
Michael Rewega, 38, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and four firearm-related offences.
Meanwhile, in a separate investigation that concluded on June 7, 2019, ALERT investigators executed a search warrant at a home in the Morrisroe neighbourhood. Once inside, they seized 170 grams of cocaine and $150 in cash proceeds of crime.
Megan Keddy, 36, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime.
Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.
ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime. Members of Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.