ALERT arrests three in Medicine Hat drug trafficking investigation

ALERT arrests three in Medicine Hat drug trafficking investigation

August 28, 2012

Medicine Hat… ALERT‘s Medicine Hat Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU),  an integrated team of Medicine Hat Police Service and RCMP members,  with the assistance of the Medicine Hat Police Service Patrol Section, conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle travelling in the Connaught area of Medicine Hat.  As a result of a drug investigation, it was determined that one male and two females from this vehicle were in possession of crack cocaine and arrested.

Investigators seized approximately 42 grams of crack cocaine. The total value of the drugs seized is estimated at $8,400 if sold on the street.

Arrested and charged are:

  • Medicine Hat resident Sarah LAVEROCK, age 37, female, is charged with possession of crack cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and three counts of breaching a recognizance;
  • Medicine Hat resident Manyang NYUON, age 27, male, is charged with possession of crack cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and five counts of breaching a recognizance; and
  • A female youth Brooks resident is charged with possession of crack cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Sarah Laverock and Manyang Nyuon were brought before a bail justice and held for a court appearance on August 28.  The youth female was released by way of recognizance.

CFSEU-Medicine Hat is an ALERT team established and funded by the Government of Alberta to bring together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources and tools to combat organized crime.  Over 400 municipal police, RCMP, and sheriffs work for ALERT.

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Media inquiries may be directed to:
S/Sgt David Brandrith
CFSEU-Medicine Hat
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams
Ph: 403-529-8448

Candace Cook
Communications
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams
Ph: 780-509-3015

Rita Sittler
Communications Coordinator
Medicine Hat Police Service
Ph: 403-529-8416

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.