Fentanyl Dealers Arrested in Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat… Two Medicine Hat men suspected of trafficking in fentanyl were arrested by ALERT. A search warrant executed at a Medicine Hat home led to the seizure of fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine.

ALERT Medicine Hat, an integrated team consisting of Medicine Hat Police Service and RCMP members, made the arrest and seizure in the early morning hours of February 12 at a home on Sage Road.

ALERT seized the following items:

  • 12 fentanyl pills;
  • 10 grams of methamphetamine;
  • 12 grams of cocaine;
  • Digital scale and other evidence consistent with drug trafficking;
  • $2,270 cash proceeds of crime.

Sterling Caines, 30, was charged with trafficking cocaine (x 3), breach of probation, and breach of a peace bond.

Wayne Shrubsall, 43, was charged with trafficking cocaine, drug possession (x 4), possession of proceeds of crime, and breach of recognizance.

Shrubsall’s breach charges stem from a previous ALERT investigation that concluded in June 2015. Shrubsall was one of a dozen suspected methamphetamine dealers charged in a coordinated series of arrests.

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 Alberta Sheriffs, Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.