Grande Prairie… ALERT CFSEU wrapped up a one month investigation which resulted in 96 charges against 22 people. During the investigation, Grande Prairie ALERT CFSEU executed four judicially authorized search warrants at residences. This investigation resulted in police seizing a wide variety of drugs; heroin, crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, MDMA (ecstasy), marihuana, psilocybin (magic mushrooms), prescription drugs, valued at approximately $65,000. They also seized two firearms, several weapons (brass knuckles, bear spray, expandable baton) and approximately $12,000 cash. These seizures and charges include those that were previously reported to the media on September 26 and October 1st, 2013. In addition to the 22 people charged thus far, arrest warrants have been issued for additional people in relation to this investigation.
The following people have been charged:
Abdi Farah (age 36 male) – Trafficking Cocaine S. 5(1) CDSA
Ryan Lessoway (age 36 male) – Trafficking Heroin S. 5(1) CDSA (2 counts)
Jesse Gagnon (age 25 male) – Trafficking Cocaine S. 5(1) CDSA (2 counts)
Erin McDonald(age 24 female) – Trafficking Cocaine S. 5(1) CDSA (2 counts)
Kim Morin (age 40 female) – Trafficking Cocaine S. 5(1) CDSA
Denise Boudreau (age 23 female) – Trafficking Cocaine S. 5(1) CDSA
Adam Wirth (age 23 male) – Trafficking Cocaine S. 5(1) CDSA (2 counts)
Brayden Stenvall (age 19 male) – Trafficking Cocaine S. 5(1) CDSA, Trafficking MDMA S. 5(1) CDSA (2 counts), Possession of marihuana and psilocybin for the purpose of trafficking S. 5(2) CDSA, Possession of Proceeds of Crime exceeding
$5000, S. 355(a) Criminal Code, Possession of a Weapon (brass knuckles), S. 88 CC.
Six young offenders were also arrested during the course of the investigation and released from custody on their own Recognizance. Several trafficking related charges are pending against them.
Previously reported on October 1st, 2013,
Joshua Hensbee (age 26 male)
Kyle Murphy (age 19 male)
Jacob Hensbee (age 19 male)
Danielle Bloom (age 27 female),
were charged with 46 drug and firearms related offences as a result of a vehicle stop and search warrant execution on September 26th, 2013.
Also on September 26, 2013,
Cody Day (age 30 male)
Jonathan Laplante, (age 22 male)
John Weslowski (age 36 male)
Jessica Hollands (age 22 female),
were charged with 22 drug and firearm related offences related to a vehicle stop and arrest. A copy of that media release is attached below for reference.
Personnel from Edmonton CFSEU, as well as members from Grande Prairie RCMP Municipal Detachment, ValleyView and Peace River RCMP Detachments and RCMP Dog Services also provided support in this investigation.
Cpl. Dean Riou
ALERT CFSEU Grande Prairie
Media release from October 1st :
DRUGS AND FIREARMS SEIZED IN TWO ALERT INVESTIGATIONS
Grande Prairie ALERT CFSEU laid numerous charges against 8 Grande Prairie residents, with charges also pending against three youths, after wrapping up two investigations.
On September 26, 2013, CFSEU members, with the assistance of Grande Prairie Detachment and Police Dog Services, executed a vehicle stop in the Crystal Lake area of the city. Three occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody. Traffic was diverted during the arrests in the interest of public safety. A quantity of cash, cocaine, brass knuckles and bear spray were seized.
Police then executed a judicially authorized search warrant in the Meadow View Trailer Park. The search warrant was related to the vehicle stop. One male was taken into custody at the residence. Bear Spray, a loaded .380 handgun and cocaine and cash were among the items seized during the execution of the search warrant.
Seizures from the vehicle and residence:
-344 grams Cocaine
-38 grams of Cannabis Resin
-157 grams of marihuana
Total Street Value of Seized Drugs = $36730.
1) Joshua Hensbee (age 26)
2) Kyle Murphy (age 19)
3) Jacob Hensbee (age 19)
4) Danielle Bloom (age 27)
Joshua Bruce HENDSBEE (singularly charged)
-Trafficking Cocaine, S. 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, (2 counts)
-Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking S. 5(2) CDSA (2 counts)
-Possession of a Dangerous Weapon (Brass Knuckles) S. 88 CC
-Possession of Cannabis Resin S. 4(1) CDSA
Kyle MURPHY (singularly charged)
-Trafficking Cocaine 5(1) CDSA
Joshua HENDSBEE, Danielle BLOOM and Jacob HENDSBEE (jointly charged)
-Possession of a Dangerous Weapon S. 88 CC (Bear Spray)
-Unlawfully Possess a Prohibited Weapon in a Motor Vehicle S. 94 CC
Joshua HENDSBEE, Kyle MURPHY, Danielle BLOOM and Jacob HENDSBEE (jointly charged)
-Possess Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking 5(2) CDSA (2 counts)
-Possession of Marihuana S. 4(1) CDSA
– Possession of a Dangerous Weapon S. 88 CC (Bear Spray)
– Possession of a Firearm Without a Licence S. 91 CC
-Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Prohibited Weapon (.380 Firearm) S. 95 CC
-Possession of a Firearm Knowing that the Serial Number had been Obliterated S. 108 CC
-Careless Storage of a Firearm S. 86 CC
-Possession of Property (Cash) Obtained by Crime S. 355 CC
…Later in the evening, Grande Prairie ALERT CFSEU arrested seven people inside two vehicles in the parking lot of a business located on the 9300 block of 100 Street in Grande Prairie. During that arrest, police seized cocaine, marihuana, cash, bear spray, brass knuckles and a stolen shotgun.
Three Young Offenders were released from custody, with charges to be laid at a later date. Four adults were taken into custody and charged with the following offences:
Jonathan Laplante (Age 22)
-Trafficking Cocaine 5(1) CDSA (3 counts)
-Possession of Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking S. 5(2) CDSA
-Possesion of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking S. 5(2) CDSA
-Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (Cash) S. 355 CC
Cody Allen Day (Age 30), Jessica Hollands (age 22), and John Wesloski (age 35)
-Possession of Methamphetamine S. 4(1) CDSA
-Possession of a Stolen Firearm S. 96(a) CC
-Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (Brass Knuckles) S. 92(2) CC
-Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking S. 5(2) CDSA
-Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (Cash) S. 355 CC
John Wesloski is also facing one count of possession of a firearm while subject of a prohibition order S. 117.01 CC
Drugs/ Cash Seized:
-70 grams of cocaine (Street Value: $7000)
-454 grams of marihuana (Street Value: $4540)
-7 Grams Methamphetamine (Street $1400)
Total Street Value of the Drugs = $12960