Edmonton drug seizure deems home uninhabitable

Edmonton… More than a quarter million dollars’ worth of fentanyl, cocaine, and MDMA was seized following a series of search warrants in Edmonton. One of the homes, which was operating as a drug stash location, has been deemed uninhabitable by Alberta Health and will require extensive remediation.


On February 29, 2024, ALERT Edmonton’s organized crime team searched three southwest Edmonton homes and two vehicles with the help of the Edmonton Police Service and the RCMP’s Clandestine Enforcement and Response Team (CLEAR).

One of the homes, a condo located in the Allard neighbourhood, was allegedly being used to process fentanyl. ALERT located chemicals, buffing agents, and equipment used in the process of fentanyl conversion.


“This is just another example of how fentanyl effects our community and how organized crime puts neighbours at risk. Drug dealers don’t care about safeguards and are profiting at the expense of our communities,” said Insp. Angela Kemp, ALERT Edmonton.


In total, the drugs seized would have a street value of approximately $350,000 and included:

  • 1,023 grams of fentanyl;
  • 2,080 grams of cocaine;
  • 3,000 grams of cocaine buffing agents;
  • 130 grams of MDMA;
  • $48,739 cash.


Two vehicles were also seized as suspected proceeds of crime.


ALERT’s investigation began in October 2023 and revealed drug trafficking in the Edmonton area.


The investigation remains ongoing as investigators prepare reports and disclosure for Crown Counsel.


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.