Red Deer… Seven people have been arrested following an ALERT investigation in Red Deer. Drugs, firearms, cash and vehicles were seized.
On December 13, 2018, ALERT’s Red Deer organized crime and gang team concluded a short-term investigation by executing two search warrants at home in the Pines and Vanier Woods neighbourhoods.
A search of the homes yielded $66,000 worth of cocaine, along with further evidence of drug trafficking, including scales, score sheets and packaging materials. Three firearms were located, including a Ruger handgun, an SKS rifle, and a shotgun.
The following items were seized:
Stephen Jones was the primary focus of ALERT’s investigation. The 23-year-old man has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime, and nine firearms offences.
The seven accused face a total of 51 charges related to drugs and firearms offences:
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 Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.
Notice to media: Photos of goods seized are available for download by clicking the thumbnails below: