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Motor vehicle collision results in drug charges against one man in Fort McMurray

Motor vehicle collision results in drug charges against one man in Fort McMurray

August 21, 2012

Fort McMurray…One man is facing drug trafficking charges following a single motor vehicle collision in the Stroud Bay area of Fort McMurray.

On August 17, Wood Buffalo’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-Wood Buffalo) and the Wood Buffalo RCMP Detachment responded to the scene of a motor vehicle collision where a man had struck a fence. The driver was found unconscious and transported to the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre where he was treated and released.

While responding to this matter, police seized 62 grams of cocaine, valued at over $5,000, along with $1,800 cash from the vehicle.

Timothy PAYNE, age 20, is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. He has been released from custody, and his next court appearance is August 28, 2012.

To report suspicious activity in your community, contact police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). CFSEU-Wood Buffalo is also reminding the public to call its gang information hotline at (780) 788-GANG to report any information that might assist the police in its crackdown on gang and organized crime.

Made up of RCMP members, CFSEU-Wood Buffalo 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. Over 400 municipal police, RCMP and sheriffs work for ALERT.

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Media inquiries may be directed to:
Sgt. Irv Heide
CFSEU-Wood Buffalo
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
780-788-8282

Cst. Christina Wilkins
RCMP Wood Buffalo Detachment
Media Relations – Community Policing
780-788-4238

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

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