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Brooks-bound cocaine intercepted by ALERT

Brooks-bound cocaine intercepted by ALERT

December 3, 2013

Medicine Hat…Three people were arrested at a traffic stop by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT), after they were attempting to bring cocaine into Brooks.

With assistance from Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) and Brooks RCMP, ALERT’s Medicine Hat Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) seized six ounces of cocaine, worth almost $20,000. The arrests came on November 30th after a traffic stop on the Trans-Canada Highway just outside of Brooks.

Dennis Hiebert, 30-year-old man, Marcel Lautier, 29-year-old man, and Lacie Gross, 30-year-old woman, each face one charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking. All three were released on bail and are due to appear in court on December 10th.

“We stay vigilant in the community of Brooks and will continue our efforts to get the drugs off the street,” said S/Sgt. Joe West, a MHPS officer seconded to ALERT.

Over the past three months, CFSEU-Medicine Hat has seized roughly $250,000 worth of drugs and arrested more than 50 people. 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 to tackle serious and organized crime. Nearly 400 municipal police, RCMP, and sheriffs work for ALERT.

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Media inquiries may be directed to: 

S/Sgt. Joe West
CFSEU-Medicine Hat
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
403-529-8448

Mike Tucker
Communications Manager
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
780-509-3015

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