3 Arrested in Brooks Drug Investigations

Brooks, Alta. … Two joint investigations between Brooks RCMP and ALERT over the past three months have resulted in the arrest of three people and the seizure of nearly $25,000 worth of methamphetamine and cocaine.

The investigations took place between December 2018 and February 2019, with ALERT’s Medicine Hat [alert-tooltip title=”ALERT has organized crime and gang teams based in seven cities across Alberta. Click for more info.”]organized crime and gang team[/alert-tooltip] working alongside Brooks RCMP to ensure community safety.

The most recent investigation concluded on February 14, 2019, when a search warrant was executed at an apartment in Brooks. There, investigators seized a total of 176 grams of crack and powder [alert-tooltip title=”Cocaine is a powerful, addictive drug derived from the leaves of coca plants, which are native to parts of South America. Click for more info.”]cocaine[/alert-tooltip] with an estimated street value of more than $17,600, along with other drug paraphernalia.

Muktar Abdo Mohammed, a 30-year-old man, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Also, on December 12, 2018, ALERT investigators and RCMP initiated a vehicle stop near Bassano, Alta. It is alleged the occupants of the vehicle were transporting drugs from Calgary to Brooks. A total of 115 grams of [alert-tooltip title=”Methamphetamine (or meth) is a drug that stimulates the central nervous system. It is often seen in the form of a white powder with a bitter taste or a pill. Click for more info.”]methamphetamine[/alert-tooltip], with an estimated street value of $6,900, were seized from the vehicle, along with a set of brass knuckles.

Joshua Slaney, 29, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. Lisa Windsor, 33, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.

“These are significant seizures for a community like Brooks, and we’re glad we were able to work with our partners at ALERT to prevent these drugs from making their way to the streets,” said Staff Sgt. Chris Zanidean, Brooks RCMP detachment commander.

“These investigations are great examples of what can be achieved when law enforcement agencies work together toward a common goal,” added Staff Sgt. Cory Both, ALERT.

The investigations are not connected to each other.

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-tooltip title=”More than 300 municipal police and RCMP officers work together in teams at ALERT to investigate everything from drug trafficking to child exploitation to gang violence. Click for more info.”]ALERT[/alert-tooltip] 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.