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ALERT executing search warrants in Brooks

Medicine Hat… ALERT Medicine Hat’s organized crime unit, with the assistance of Brooks RCMP, the Medicine Hat Police Service and ALERT, is currently conducting a number of search warrants in the city of Brooks as part of an on-going investigation.

Six homes are being searched and a number of suspects have been taken into custody. There is no risk to the public.

No additional information will be provided at this time. Media will be informed of additional details at a later date.

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.

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