Pistol-Grip Shotgun Seized from Red Deer Drug House

Red Deer… A pistol-grip shotgun and quantity of drugs were seized from a Red Deer drug house by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT). The Grandview neighbourhood home is located across from a middle school and has been the scene of recent drug activity.

ALERT Red Deer, along with assistance from Red Deer RCMP members and the RCMP Emergency Response Team, executed a search warrant at the home on September 25th and arrested three people. The search was executed in the pre-dawn hours in order to minimize the risk to public safety.

Quantities of crack cocaine, marihuana and evidence of drug trafficking were seized from the home. ALERT Red Deer initiated the investigation into the home earlier this month in response to community concerns over drug trafficking.

Paul Edmund Fisch, 47, and Sharon Elizabeth Smith, 37, are facing a combined 23 drug and weapons related charges. Investigators also arrested Ryan William Litwyn, 27, who was the subject of eight warrants out of Red Deer. Litwyn also faces five additional charges related to breach and drugs.

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. Nearly 400 municipal police, RCMP, and sheriffs work in ALERT.