Edmonton… ALERT is currently conducting search warrants across the province as part of an ongoing investigation into large-scale fentanyl production.
ALERT conducted 13 search warrants on July 7, 2021. The search locations include homes and businesses in the Edmonton and Calgary areas, and a suspected fentanyl superlab located at a rural location just south of Calgary. Several suspects were arrested and more arrests are pending.
A number of specialized police teams and resources are involved including clandestine laboratory response teams of the RCMP, Edmonton Police Service, and Calgary Police Service. A wide variety of chemicals used in the production of fentanyl, and manufactured fentanyl, are in the process of being analyzed. The process is expected to last several days.
No additional information can be provided at this time.
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.