RCMP RELEASE: Valleyview RCMP, ALERT execute search warrant on local residence

This news release was originally issued by our partners at RCMP K Division.

Valleyview, Alta. … Two adults are facing numerous charges after Valleyview RCMP, with assistance from Grande Prairie ALERT, executed a search warrant on a local residence last week.

On January 10, 2018, Valleyview RCMP and Grande Prairie ALERT executed a search warrant on a residence on 53 Street in Valleyview. The search warrant was granted as a result of a collaborative drug trafficking investigation involving local Detachment members and ALERT.

Investigators seized 18.7 grams of methamphetamine, 3.8 grams of crack cocaine, cash, drug paraphernalia, and bear spray from the residence.

Two adults from Valleyview were arrested inside the home and are facing charges. Angela Denise Tokar, 30, and Michael Louis Haynes, 41, have been jointly charged with the following:

  • possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking (x2);
  • possession of proceeds obtained by crime under $5,000; and
  • possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.

Tokar faces an additional five charges including possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking. Both were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in Valleyview Provincial Court on February 1, 2018.

Collaborating on projects targeting drug trafficking with our law enforcement partners is integral for our crime reduction strategy. We will continue our efforts in reducing crime in our community,said Staff Sgt. Carolin Respet, Valleyview Detachment Commander.

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. Members of Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.