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Three Grande Prairie residents face charges following ALERT drug bust

Three Grande Prairie residents face charges following ALERT drug bust

March 18, 2013

 

Grande Prairie…ALERT’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) in Grande Prairie wrapped up a drug investigation with the seizure of cocaine and marihuana, and charges against three Grande Prairie residents. One of the accused in this investigation, 22-year-old Randy Wayne PEHOTA, was out on bail stemming from charges laid in a drug and firearms investigation that concluded on March 4.

On March 13, with help from the Grande Prairie RCMP, CFSEU-Grande Prairie arrested two men in the parking lot of a retail business on 99th Street. The team then executed a search warrant at a residence in the Avondale area of Grande Prairie. During the search, police seized over 100 grams of cocaine, 200 grams of marihuana, $1,500 cash, and a .308 rifle. The combined street value of the drugs is approximately $12,000.

As a result of this investigation, three people are charged.

Alexa KAMMERLE, age 19, and Jarrod MONTI-SLATTA, age 20, are charged with two counts each of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and one count each of possession of proceeds of crime.

PEHOTA is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, three counts of trafficking controlled substances, possession of a firearm while prohibited, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and possession of proceeds of crime.

PEHOTA remains in custody, while KAMMERLE and MONTI-SLATTA have been released.

To report suspicious activity in your community, contact police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

CFSEU, made up of municipal police and RCMP members, is an ALERT team established and funded by the Government of Alberta to bring together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources to tackle serious and organized crime. Over 400 municipal police, RCMP and sheriffs work for ALERT.

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Media inquiries may be directed to:
Cpl. Dean Riou
CFSEU-Grande Prairie
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
780-357-5582

Jill Baird
Communications
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
780-509-3028

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