One man charged after ALERT seizes cocaine, cash in Fort McMurray

One man charged after ALERT seizes cocaine, cash in Fort McMurray

May 10, 2013

 

Fort McMurray…ALERT’s Wood Buffalo Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) charged one man following a short-term drug trafficking investigation that led to the seizure of cocaine.

On May 9, CFSEU-Wood Buffalo, with help from the Wood Buffalo RCMP Drug Section, executed search warrants at a Riverstone Ridge apartment and on a vehicle. The team seized 170 grams of cocaine and crack cocaine, along with a small amount of marihuana, drug trafficking paraphernalia, nearly $12,000 cash, and a 2008 Jeep Commander. The street value of the cocaine amounts to approximately $17,000.

As a result of this investigation, 66-year-old Fort McMurray resident David GRANT is charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

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) 788-4264 (GANG) to report any information that might assist the police in its crackdown on gang and organized crime.

CFSEU-Wood Buffalo is an ALERT team made up of RCMP members jointly funded by the province and municipality to bring together Alberta’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:
Cst. Sean Sexsmith
CFSEU-Wood Buffalo
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
780-788-8297

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.