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Two arrested in Red Deer drugs seizure

Red Deer… Two people were arrested after an ALERT investigation in Red Deer turned up a variety of drugs and a loaded shotgun.
On January 26, 2022 a home in the Red Deer neighbourhood of Vanier Woods was searched. The search warrant execution capped of a three-month investigation by ALERT, with the assistance of Red Deer RCMP.

This was a quick-hit investigation with an immediate, positive community impact for Red Deer. ALERT will continue to work alongside its partner agencies in getting harmful drugs off the street.
Staff sgt. shawn wallace, alert calgary

As result of the search, ALERT had seized:

  • Loaded shotgun;
  • 414 grams of methamphetamine;
  • 174 suspected fentanyl pills;
  • 28 grams of cocaine;
  • $4,450 cash.

The drugs seized have an estimated street value of $25,000. The pills are being submitted for further analysis.

Randi St. German, 41, of Red Deer was charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime, breach of a firearms prohibition order, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and possession of a loaded firearm.

Erick Becker, 33, of Red Deer was charged with drug trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime, and breach of a release order.

Becker was charged for similar offences in relation to an ALERT investigation from February 2021.

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