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Medicine Hat… A Medicine Hat man suspected of trafficking fentanyl has been arrested a second time by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT).
Jason Tremblay, 38, was arrested of April 14 by members of ALERT Medicine Hat, with assistance from Medicine Hat Police Service and RCMP. Nearly 600 fentanyl pills were seized, worth an estimated $35,000. ALERT also seized $35,200 in cash proceeds of crime.
The fentanyl pills were being stashed in a local park near popular walking and hiking trails.
“Fentanyl has been linked to a number of overdose deaths and has caused significant harm across Alberta,” said Insp. Brent Secondiak. “Investigations such as this highlight our commitment to targeting those that sell this deadly drug and protect the safety of our community.”
Tremblay has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime, and breach of recognizance (x 2).
This is not the first time Tremblay has faced charges in relation to the deadly drug fentanyl. In July 2014, an investigation by the Medicine Hat Priority Street Crimes Unit found Tremblay in possession of 806 fentanyl pills.
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.