ALERT drug investigation leads to charges against three Medicine Hat residents

ALERT drug investigation leads to charges against three Medicine Hat residents

January 4, 2013

Medicine Hat… ALERT‘s Medicine Hat Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), an integrated team of Medicine Hat Police Service and RCMP members, charged three people following a short-term drug trafficking investigation in the area.

On January 3, with help from the Brooks RCMP Detachment, CFSEU-Medicine Hat arrested three people on Highway 1 who were allegedly transporting cocaine from Calgary for distribution in Medicine Hat. The team seized 196 grams of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $39,000.

As a result of this investigation, the following Medicine Hat residents are charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime:

  • Jolie Mae Oberkirsch, age 42;
  • Johnna Degenhardt, age 28; and
  • Adam Massini, age 28.

All three accused are in custody awaiting a bail hearing.

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:
Acting S/Sgt. Cory Both
CFSEU-Medicine Hat
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams
403-529-8448

Jill Baird
Communications
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams
780-509-3028

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.