Major Drug Investigation Underway in Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray… Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT), with the assistance of the RCMP Wood Buffalo, is currently conducting a number of search warrants in the area as part of an on-going investigation.

Seven search warrants were executed in Fort McMurray in the early morning hours of June 3. Five Fort McMurray homes were searched, in addition to a room at the Chateau Nova hotel and the Supplement King store on Signal Road. The search warrants are part of a lengthy drug trafficking investigation and several people have been arrested.

No additional information can be provided at this time. Media will be informed of additional details at a later date.

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 Alberta Sheriffs, Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Regional Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.