Grande Prairie/Calgary… ALERT has arrested five suspects following a cocaine trafficking investigation that connected Grande Prairie and Calgary. More than 500 grams of cocaine and 1,000 grams of a suspected buffing agent were seized.
ALERT organized crime teams from Grande Prairie and Calgary coordinated to make the arrests on October 27, 2021. A motel room in Grande Prairie was searched and three Calgary homes were searched with the help of Grande Prairie RCMP and Calgary Police Service, respectively.
The eight-month investigation linked Grande Prairie-based drug dealers to a supply network in Calgary.
ALERT seized an estimated $65,000 worth of drugs, with the combined totals including:
Five suspects face charges related to drug trafficking:
ALERT expects to lay charge against additional suspects.
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.