Lethbridge drug investigation results in charges against two Edmonton women

Lethbridge drug investigation results in charges against two Edmonton women

June 28, 2013

 

Lethbridge…ALERT’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-Lethbridge) charged two women after seizing over 200 grams of crack cocaine as part of a drug trafficking investigation.

CFSEU-Lethbridge is an integrated team of Lethbridge Regional Police Service (LRPS) members and RCMP who work together to address organized crime in the community. CFSEU-Lethbridge teamed up with LRPS Community Policing Division on June 27 when they conducted a vehicle stop on a rental car in the area of 1800 block of 13 Street North. There, police arrested two women and seized 85.5 grams of crack cocaine, four cell phones, and $1,715 cash.

Again with assistance from LRPS Community Policing Division, CFSEU-Lethbridge executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of Canyon Boulevard West on June 28. The team seized 145.7 grams of crack cocaine, $21,660 cash, and drug trafficking paraphernalia.

The total estimated street value of the crack cocaine is $23,000.

As a result, 25-year-old Majorie DER and 21-year-old Mala PEN are each charged with two counts of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and two counts of possession of proceeds of crime. Both women are Edmonton residents.

DER and PEN make their first court appearances on June 28 in Lethbridge.

ALERT was established by the Government of Alberta to bring together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources to tackle serious and organized crime. Over 400 municipal police, RCMP and sheriffs work for ALERT.

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Media inquiries may be directed to:
Staff Sergeant Wes Houston
CFSEU-Lethbridge
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
403-330-5061

Jill Baird
Communications
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
780-509-3028

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.