Grande Prairie… Four homes in Grande Prairie were searched as part of a drug trafficking investigation conducted by ALERT. Three firearms and more than $40,000 in drugs and cash were seized.
ALERT Grande Prairie’s organized crime and gang team executed four search warrants on the morning of November 16, 2016. RCMP Grande Prairie provided assistance with the searches, and the arrest of seven suspects.
ALERT’s investigation began in late October after information was received about drug activity in the Grande Prairie region. The search warrants resulted in the seizure of the following items:
In one of the homes searched, three young children were found living amongst drug trafficking paraphernalia, a large amount of cocaine, and a loaded, unsecure shotgun. The children were placed in the care of a family member and a 31-year-old man and 28-year-old woman were arrested. The parents’ names are not being released.
A total of 38 charges have been laid in relation to drug and firearms offences.
Grewal’s breach charges stem from a previous ALERT investigation that took place in October 2016.
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.