ALERT works with Sylvan Lake RCMP to target local drug trafficking activity

ALERT works with Sylvan Lake RCMP to target local drug trafficking activity

June 18, 2013


Red Deer…Red Deer’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) concluded a drug trafficking investigation with charges against a man and a woman in Sylvan Lake, Alberta.

With help from the Sylvan Lake RCMP, CFSEU-Red Deer executed a search warrant at a residence on the fifth block of 52 Street in Sylvan Lake on June 15. The team seized 73 grams of cocaine, 800 grams of marihuana, and 100 grams of psilocybin, along with drug trafficking paraphernalia and over $3,600 in cash. The drugs have an estimated street value of over $16,000.

“Our team is focused on disrupting this kind of criminal activity in Red Deer and the surrounding region,” explained CFSEU-Red Deer’s Sgt. Gerald Ouellet. “This is another example of the results that can be achieved when police work together in communities both large and small.”

As a result of this investigation, two Sylvan Lake residents are charged.

  • Donald LUBIANESKY, age 53, and 43-year-old Shawna MUCCI are each charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and one count each of possession of property obtained by crime.

Both accused will make their next court appearances on June 27.


Residents who have information related to organized and serious crime are encouraged to contact the local RCMP detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


CFSEU-Red Deer is an ALERT team jointly funded by the province and municipality to bring together Alberta’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources to tackle serious and organized crime. Over 400 municipal police, RCMP and sheriffs work for ALERT.


View ALERT’s media release covering the launch of its new Red Deer team.

Media inquiries may be directed to: 
Sgt. Gerald Ouellet
CFSEU-Red Deer
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)

Candace Cook
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)