Search of west Edmonton home yields large amount of drugs

Edmonton… ALERT seized more than $700,000 worth of drugs and cash from a west Edmonton home as the result of a short-term investigation. One person has been charged.

ALERT Edmonton’s organized crime and gang team made the seizure on February 8, 2021. A home in the Glastonbury neighbourhood was searched with help from the Edmonton Police Service.

ALERT seized over $700,00 worth of drugs and cash from the home, including:

  • 2,150 grams of cocaine;
  • 1,900 grams of methamphetamine;
  • 94 grams of fentanyl;
  • 261 grams of ketamine;
  • 12,200 grams of cannabis;
  • 2,100 grams of psilocybin mushrooms;
  • 50 tabs of LSD;
  • 100 milliliters of GHB;
  • 14,000 grams of buffing agents; and
  • $74,670 cash.

ALERT also seized hundreds of rounds of ammunition, which the suspect is prohibited from possessing due to a previous conviction.

Garret Nybakken was arrested at his home. The 39-year-old man was charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, proceeds of crime, breach of a firearms prohibition, and charges under the cannabis act.

The search and seizure concluded a short-term drug trafficking investigation that began in early February 2021. ALERT acted on information received about drug activity in west Edmonton and surrounding communities.