Firearms seized following drug arrests

Grande Prairie… Nine firearms, none of which were lawfully possessed, were seized from a pair of west-central Alberta drug dealers. The firearms and drugs were seized after a home in Grande Cache, Alta. was searched.

ALERT Grande Prairie’s organized crime and gang team made the seizure on February 9, 2022. ALERT seized nine firearms and an estimated $25,000 worth of fentanyl and methamphetamine.

ALERT received assistance on the investigation from RCMP detachments in Grande Cache, Hinton, and Grande Prairie.

“I am grateful for the work and dedication the members of ALERT, and other assisting units, put into this investigation these last months. This has made a significant and positive impact to our community by removing illicit drugs from our streets.”

Sergeant Gord Hughes, Grande Cache RCMP

Two people from Grande Cache were arrested and charged. ALERT began investigating their suspected drug trafficking activities in November 2021.

Elijah Hallock, 31, was charged with drug trafficking, possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of proceeds of crime.

Darwin Hallock, 26, was charged with drug trafficking and unsafe storage of a firearm.

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.