Kilogram of Cocaine Seized in Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray… A kilogram of [alert-tooltip title=”Cocaine is a powerful, addictive drug derived from the leaves of coca plants, which are native to parts of South America. Click for more info.”]cocaine[/alert-tooltip] was seized by ALERT following a traffic stop on Highway 63. Two people from Edmonton were arrested.

ALERT Fort McMurray’s [alert-tooltip title=”ALERT has organized crime and gang teams based in seven cities across Alberta. Click for more info.”]organized crime and gang team[/alert-tooltip], with the assistance of Edmonton Police Service and Spruce Grove RCMP, made the seizure on January 15, 2019. The vehicle departed the Edmonton area and a planned vehicle stop was conducted on Highway 63 after investigators received information about suspected drug trafficking activity.

The cocaine seized has an estimated street value of $100,000.

“This seizure represents a lot of harmful doses that have been prevented from hitting the streets of Fort McMurray,” said Sgt. Brad Lundeen, ALERT. “Cocaine fuels a range of associated crime; from property offences to violent acts. ALERT works diligently to undermine the impact of organized crime on our community.”

Harley Perrow, a 34-year-old man, and Melissa Stickles, a 31-year-old woman, were each charged with drug trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

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. Members of Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.