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Two Arrested on Drug Charges in Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie… A short-term investigation by ALERT teams in Grande Prairie has resulted in two people being arrested on a number of drug-related charges.

On Thursday, Sept. 28, ALERT members, with the assistance of Grande Prairie RCMP, executed search warrants on a home and a vehicle in Grande Prairie. More than $15,000 in drugs and cash was seized, along with replica firearms.

“Drug trafficking and related crimes have a considerable impact on public safety. This was a quick hit investigation by our ALERT team that will help keep Grande Prairie a safe community,” said Insp. Dave Dubnyk, officer in charge of regional teams for ALERT.

Two people were arrested. Andre Rozon, a 42-year-old man, was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking, one count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and one count of possession of proceeds of crime. Rebecca Reilly, 26, was arrested and charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance.

In total, ALERT seized:

  • 54 grams of cocaine;
  • 10 grams of methamphetamines;
  • 1.5 grams of a heroin;
  • two replica handguns; and
  • nearly $9,000 cash proceeds of crime.

As well, police seized a large number of contraband cigarettes from the residence. Charges pertaining to those are still pending.

ALERT received assistance on this file from Grande Prairie RCMP’s General Investigation Section, Police Dog Services and Traffic Services.

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. Members of the Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.

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Notice to media: A photo of the goods seized is available for download: Photo 1

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