Medicine Hat… A joint investigation between ALERT and the Medicine Hat Police Service has led to charges against three suspected drug dealers.
The investigation concluded on November 14, 2023, when a search warrant was executed at a home in the city’s North Flats neighbourhood. ALERT Medicine Hat’s organized crime team seized 126 grams of fentanyl, 43 grams of methamphetamine, as well as two conducted energy weapons.
Jewellery, and a large number of bicycles, including several e-bikes were also seized as investigators believe it to be stolen property.
The drugs seized have an estimated street value of nearly $30,000. Meanwhile, investigators are trying to return the stolen property to its rightful owners.
“It’s common that these types of investigations also lead us to seizing stolen property. The impacts of drug activity in a community, big or small, affect our neighbours and sense of community safety,” said Staff Sgt. Ryan Thorburn, ALERT Medicine Hat.
The investigation began in October when ALERT received information regarding the trafficking of methamphetamine and fentanyl in the city.
Three people have been charged, while charges are pending against three additional suspects.
Jacqueline Dopp, 45 years old of Medicine Hat, is charged with:
Tammie Melnick, 39 years old of Medicine Hat, is charged with:
Cole Mowatt, 40 years old of Medicine Hat, is charged with:
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.