ALERT charges three after seizing over $225,000 in drugs in Fort McMurrray

ALERT charges three after seizing over $225,000 in drugs in Fort McMurray

March 13, 2013


Fort McMurray…Three people face numerous drug trafficking charges after police wrapped up an investigation during which they seized several drugs, including over a kilogram of powder and crack cocaine.

On March 6, Wood Buffalo’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-Wood Buffalo) executed a search warrant on Fullerton Drive in Fort McMurray. The Wood Buffalo RCMP Detachment provided assistance.

Along with the cocaine, CFSEU-Wood Buffalo seized 1,539 ecstasy tablets, 112 grams of heroin, 353 grams of marihuana, and 116 Oxycodone tablets. In total, the street value of the drug seizures amounts to over $225,000.

Drug trafficking paraphernalia, over $20,000 cash and a police scanner were also seized.

“With activity occurring near a school in this case, we are reminded how drug trafficking knows no boundaries,” said CFSEU-Wood Buffalo’s Sgt. Kirk Peyton. “With that in mind, our team will continue to target those who threaten the safety of our communities.”

The following Edmonton residents are charged with five counts each of possession for the purpose of trafficking and one count each of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000:

  • Colin ORLECKY, age 30;
  • Aly Jalal FARHAT, age 21; and
  • Holly Marie FRALICK, age 24.

To report suspicious activity in your community, contact police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). CFSEU-Wood Buffalo is also reminding the public to call its gang information hotline at (780) 788-4264 (GANG) to report any information that might assist the police in its crackdown on gang and organized crime.

Made up of RCMP members, CFSEU-Wood Buffalo is an ALERT team established and funded by the Government of Alberta to bring together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources to tackle serious and organized crime. Over 400 municipal police, RCMP and sheriffs work for ALERT.


Media inquiries may be directed to:
Sgt. Kirk Peyton
CFSEU-Wood Buffalo
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)

Jill Baird
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)