Fort McMurray… Powdered fentanyl and a firearm have been seized following an ALERT drug trafficking investigation in Fort McMurray. It is alleged the fentanyl was being sold as heroin.
ALERT’s Fort McMurray organized crime and gang team made the seizure on March 21, 2018, with the help of Wood Buffalo RCMP. The drugs and firearm were found in a lower townsite apartment and two people were arrested.
A total of 18.4 grams of fentanyl were seized. The manner in which the drugs were packaged and sold leads investigators to believe the fentanyl was being sold as heroin.
“The drug game is inherently dangerous and the risk to community safety is compounded when fentanyl and firearms are involved,” said Sgt. Brad Lundeen of ALERT Fort McMurray.
A .22-caliber rifle was seized, along with ammunition and $1,530 cash proceeds of crime.
Two people have been arrested thus far and a warrant has been issued for a third suspect. Lindsay Boyd, a 31-year-old man from Edmonton, was charged with multiple drug and firearms offences. Kyla Boulin, a 26-year-old woman from Fort McMurray, was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Meanwhile, an arrest warrant has been issued for Bobby Jo Gladue. The 36-year-old man from Edmonton is wanted for fentanyl trafficking.
Anyone with information on Gladue’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Fort McMurray gang tipline at 780-788-GANG (4264) or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-TIPS (8477).
ALERT’s investigation began in December 2017 after information was received about fentanyl trafficking in the Fort McMurray area.
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.
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