Red Deer… A joint investigation between ALERT Red Deer and Red Deer RCMP has resulted in the arrest of two suspected drug traffickers and the seizure of significant amounts of drugs and proceeds of crime.
On July 5, 2017, three search warrants were executed simultaneously at residences throughout the city of Red Deer by ALERT Red Deer’s organized crime and gang team and Red Deer RCMP’s General Investigation Section. These warrants were part of a joint investigation that began in May 2017.
In total, investigators seized:
Investigators also seized several weapons – including a knife, an extendable baton, a rifle and brass knuckles – cellphones, drug paraphernalia and more than $1,300 in cash proceeds of crime.
“Co-operation like this between agencies is one of the most effective ways to ensure drugs are taken off the streets and dangerous weapons are taken out of the hands of criminals,” says Insp. Dave Dubnyk, officer in charge of regional teams for ALERT.
Karl Hellwig, a 29-year-old man, and Diana Hristova, a 26-year-old woman, have each been charged with:
More arrests and charges are possible as the investigation continues.