Grande Prairie Drug Dealer sentenced 36 months in jail

Grande Prairie… A La Glace, Alta. man arrested by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) in 2011 on drug and weapons charges has been given a 36-month jail sentence.


Clayton Kelly Buhler, 44 years old, was sentenced in Grande Prairie provincial court on December 16th. Buhler was at the center of one of the region’s largest cocaine seizures back in November 2011. The investigation was conducted by ALERT’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), Grande Prairie RCMP members, and Alberta Fish and Wildlife members.


Buhler was convicted of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a firearm without having a license, and storage of a firearm in a careless manner.


Nearly two kilograms of cocaine, worth an estimated half a million dollars, was seized along with half a pound of marihuana, and two firearms.


CFSEU-Grande Prairie is an ALERT team established and funded by the Government of Alberta to bring together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources to tackle serious and organized crime. Nearly 400 municipal police, RCMP, and sheriffs work for ALERT.