ALERT Targets Street-Level Dealers in Fort McMurray
Posted: December 12, 2019
Fort McMurray… A number of suspected drug dealers have been arrested in Fort McMurray following a series of short-term ALERT investigations.
In late October 2019, ALERT’s Fort McMurray organized crime team initiated the investigations, with the help of Wood Buffalo RCMP, to combat street-level drug trafficking. Over the course of four days, investigators were able to arrest eight suspected dealers and seize more than $4,500 worth of drugs and cash, including methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl.
“Undertaking this type of operation alongside our law enforcement partners demonstrates ALERT’s commitment to keeping the community of Fort McMurray safe,” said Insp. Sean Boser, ALERT Regional Teams.
The eight people arrested face a total of 17 drug-related charges:
- Shelly Richards, 29;
- Kylar Flett, 24;
- Cody Decoine, 27;
- Chas Marcel, 21;
- Shandon Simpson-Whiteknife, 27;
- Dakota Donald, 24;
- Danielle Wilson, 35; and
- Jennifer Lacorde, 37.
In addition, an arrest warrant has been issued for Kenneth Chapdelaine, 55, on one count of drug trafficking.
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.