Drugs

The fentanyl crisis has plagued the province, and is not only responsible for thousands of overdoses but has demonstrated a strong correlation with violent and property crimes. Over the past four years, ALERT teams have seized nearly 300,000 fentanyl pills from organized crime. Methamphetamine (meth) is highly addictive, resulting in people committing crimes such as vehicle thefts, theft from vehicles, and other theft to support drug habits. The prevalence of methamphetamine in Alberta has grown significantly in recent years. Cannabis has been legal in Alberta since October 2018. Despite the market expanding with the legalization of edibles, extracts and topicals,  the sale and trade remain profitable for organized crime.