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ALERT charges seven in Medicine Hat drug trafficking investigation

February 1, 2012

ALERT charges seven in Medicine Hat drug trafficking investigation

Medicine Hat… ALERT‘s Medicine Hat Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU),  an integrated team of Medicine Hat Police Service and RCMP members, concluded a drug trafficking investigation on January 31 with charges against seven individuals.

During the investigation, CFSEU-Medicine Hat determined that drugs were being sold from a residence in the Dominion Street SE area of Medicine Hat. A search warrant was executed on a residence where officers seized 37.5 grams of crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $7,500, as well as $6,300 cash.

Arrested and charged are:

  • Medicine Hat resident Bushra Hasen, age 31, charged with one count of trafficking cocaine and one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
  • Medicine Hat resident Korey Maerkl, age 25, charged with one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and one count of breach of recognizance.
  • Medicine Hat resident Angel Schroeder, age 36, charged with one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
  • Calgary resident, Fiasel Kerow, age 29, charged with one count of possession of proceeds of crime and two counts of breach of recognizance.
  • Calgary resident, Mohamed Samantar, age 42, charged with one count of possession of proceeds of crime.
  • Brooks resident, Katherine Donald, age 52, charged with one count of possession of cocaine.
  • Calgary resident, Hamsa Kabille, age 22, charged with one count of possession of marihuana.

Hasen, Maerkl and Samantar made court appearances on February 1. Schroeder and Kerow will make their court appearances on February 7, while Donald and Kabille will appear on February 28. All court appearances will be in Medicine Hat.

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 (ALERT)
Ph: 403-529-8448

Jill Baird
Communications
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
Ph: 780-509-3028

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

 

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