Cash and Cars Seized from Lethbridge Fentanyl Dealer
Posted: December 13, 2016
Lethbridge… A suspected Lethbridge fentanyl dealer is out two vehicles and more than $10,000 cash following an ALERT bust that unfolded in Lethbridge and Coalhurst. ALERT seized 271 fentanyl pills and a loaded handgun.
ALERT Lethbridge’s organized crime and gang team concluded the investigation on December 1, 2016 with help from Lethbridge Police Service and RCMP Coaldale. The investigation targeted a suspected fentanyl dealer operating in the two neighbouring communities.
ALERT seized 271 fentanyl pills, a loaded handgun, $13,315 cash proceeds of crime, and two vehicles. The vehicles, worth an estimated $30,000, and cash were seized as offence related property and will be referred to civil forfeiture.
“Unfortunately, fentanyl dealers are profiting at the expense of people’s lives. We are all aware of the perils and societal cost of this horrible drug and ALERT will continue to target fentanyl dealers and hold them accountable,” said S/Sgt. Rod Klassen.
The handgun was found unsecured and equipped with a prohibited 22-round magazine. The handgun appears to have been illegally modified with aftermarket parts and the RCMP’s National Weapons Enforcement Support Team is providing assistance.
Daud Mohamed is charged with 14 criminal offences relating to drugs and firearms. The 29-year-old was arrested leaving a home on Mt. Blakiston Road West. He has been charged with:
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking (x 2);
- Careless storage of a firearm;
- Possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public;
- Unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon (x 2);
- Knowingly possess unauthorized firearm;
- Possession of a loaded prohibited firearm;
- Possess of a firearm obtained by crime;
- Possession of a prohibited firearm;
- Possession of prohibited ammunition;
- Possession of a controlled substance;
- Possession of proceeds of crime (x 2).
Mohamed’s associate, Morgan Mitchell was arrested at the home on Mt. Blakiston Road West. The 21-year-old was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime.
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. Members of Alberta Sheriffs, Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.