Edmonton Homes Searched in Drug Bust Linked to B.C.
Posted: April 29, 2015
Edmonton… Search warrants were executed in two Edmonton homes by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) in a drug bust with ties to Kelowna, B.C.
ALERT Edmonton, an integrated team consisting of Alberta Sheriffs, Edmonton Police Service, and RCMP members, seized more than $375,000 worth of drugs in raids on April 23. Five people from Edmonton were arrested along with a Kelowna man.
During the short-term investigation, ALERT learned that the Edmonton-based drug trafficking group was linked to drug suppliers in Kelowna. The search warrants coincided with a drug shipment being transported to an Edmonton home just south of Whyte Avenue.
The estimated street value of the drugs exceeds $375,000 and included:
- 423 grams of cocaine;
- 16 kilograms of a buffing agent;
- 488 grams of MDMA;
- 568 fentanyl pills;
- 24 kilograms of marihuana;
- 20 grams of psilocybin;
The accused are facing a total of 15 drug-related offences:
- Elyssa Burton, 19, of Edmonton;
- Corban Guiney, 20, of Edmonton;
- Eric Gauthier, 21, of Edmonton;
- Levi Lund, 26, of Edmonton;
- Blair Seabrook, 39, of Kelowna.
- Teia Sheppard, 21, of Edmonton;
Three vehicles were seized along with $29,960 in cash. The vehicles and cash proceeds of crime will be forfeited to the province’s Civil Forfeiture Office.
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 Alberta Sheriffs, Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Regional Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.