Red Deer resident jailed for prescription drug offences

Red Deer…A joint investigation by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) and Service Alberta led to the conviction of a Red Deer man for illegally obtaining and selling prescription drugs.


Jason Shawn Fraser, 39, was sentenced in Red Deer provincial court to two years of jail for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and double doctoring. Double doctoring is when a patient uses multiple medical professionals to obtain the same prescription.


An investigation by ALERT’s Red Deer Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) and Service Alberta’s Special Investigations Unit led to the arrest of Fraser on January 17th.


Fraser obtained 66 prescriptions from more than 30 physicians since the beginning of last year. The street value of the drugs, including oxycodone, diazepam, clonazepam and morphine, would have exceeded $100,000.