March 21, 2013
Edmonton…Eleven people are charged with numerous offences as the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) and its partners crack down on drug trafficking in the Rocky Mountain House area.
On March 20, Edmonton’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-Edmonton), an integrated team made up of Edmonton Police Service and RCMP members, executed search warrants at three Rocky Mountain House residences. The Rocky Mountain House RCMP Detachment, RCMP Emergency Response Team and ALERT’s CFSEU-Red Deer provided assistance during this investigation.
As a result, police seized 380 grams of cocaine, over 450 grams of marihuana, a loaded .45 calibre handgun, a hunting rifle, approximately 650 rounds of ammunition, and a collapsible baton, as well as nearly $5,000 cash, numerous cell phones, and drug trafficking paraphernalia. Five vehicles were also seized for civil forfeiture.
To date, 11 Rocky Mountain House residents are charged:
At the time of his arrest, Jason SAM had an outstanding warrant for his arrest stemming from previous drug-related charges.
All of the accused will make their first court appearances on March 27.
This investigation is ongoing, with further arrests and charges possible.
If you have information about a crime or spot suspicious activity in your community, contact police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
CFSEU-Edmonton 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.
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