Two Grande Prairie drug dealers arrested
Posted: March 12, 2021
Grande Prairie… Two suspected drug dealers have been arrested after cocaine and oxycodone tablets were seized by ALERT in Grande Prairie.
ALERT Grande Prairie organized crime team made the seizure on February 25, 2021. ALERT seized 524 grams of cocaine, 137 oxycodone tablets, and $9,225 cash.
Grande Prairie RCMP helped with the search an apartment and a vehicle.
ALERT believes the suspects, both Edmonton men, were involved in street-level drug sales.
“Street-level drug sales prey upon people’s addictions, and with that comes a number of related property-type crimes and offences. A quick arrest like this goes a long way towards improving community safety,” said Insp. Sean Boser, ALERT Regional teams.
Mohammed Muntasar Dawood, 24, and Hussain Ali Matroud, 23, have been jointly charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime.
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.