Grande Prairie… A Grande Prairie woman who was at the centre of a quarter-million dollar drug bust in April 2013, was sentenced to five years in prison.
Mahasin Amanda Hadija, received the sentence in Grande Prairie provincial court on September 23rd. The 32-year-old woman was found guilty of numerous drug charges related to cocaine and methamphetamine trafficking, in addition to possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of proceeds of crime.
On April 14 2013, Hadija was arrested by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) Grande Prairie following a seizure of 1.2 kilograms of cocaine, 500 grams of methamphetamine, and three firearms from her apartment. Hadija had transported a shipment of drugs from Vancouver just prior to her arrest. The drugs seized had an estimated street value of $223,000.
Hadija was issued a lifetime ban on prohibited firearms and a 10 year ban on all firearms.
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. Nearly 400 municipal police, RCMP, and sheriffs work in ALERT.