Crack cocaine seized in Fort McMurray

Two men, including a known drug trafficker, are facing drug charges following a two-month investigation by ALERT.

ALERT Fort McMurray began an investigation into street level trafficking in January 2023. Through this, police were able to identify a known dealer in the community, as well as the supplier.

On February 10, 2023 a search warrant was executed at an apartment in the Lower Townsite neighbourhood.

“The apartment was actively being used to produce crack cocaine. Not only is crack a highly addictive and destructive substance, manufacturing attracts other negative outcomes including the potential for associated violence. Our team seized roughly 190 grams of cocaine from the suite. Taking this amount of drugs of any nature off our streets will certainly have a positive impact in the community and on the safety of residents who also live in the building,” said S/Sgt. Ryan Harrison, ALERT Fort McMurray.

Approximately $20,300 worth of cocaine and cash was seized from the apartment.

Ramzi Ibrahim, 34-years old of Edmonton, is facing the following charges:

  • Trafficking a controlled substance x2;
  • Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking;
  • Possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000; and
  • Production of a controlled substance.

Ibrahim has been released from custody. His next court appearance is scheduled for March 28, 2023.

Trenton Goebel, 58-years old of Fort McMurray, is facing two counts of trafficking a controlled substance. Goebel has been released from custody. His next court appearance is scheduled for March 28, 2023.

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.