Two men charged after ALERT seizes cocaine, cash in Fort McMurray

Two men charged after ALERT seizes cocaine, cash in Fort McMurray

June 3, 2013         

 

Fort McMurray…ALERT’s Wood Buffalo Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) charged two men following a drug trafficking investigation that led to the seizure of cocaine and cash.

On May 31, CFSEU-Wood Buffalo, with help from the Wood Buffalo RCMP Drug Section and detachment members, executed a search warrant at an apartment complex on Stroud Bay. Six people were located inside the apartment along with 364 grams of cocaine, one litre of Gamma Hydroxy Butarate (GHB), .45 calibre ammunition, $5,940 in Canadian currency, and $500 in US currency. The approximate street value of the cocaine is $36,400.

As a result of this investigation, Ashley ROACH, age 36, of Fort McMurray, and Michael DEIR, age 31, of Edmonton, have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine and GHB, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, possession of ammunition while unauthorized, and breach of outstanding conditions. ROACH faces an additional charge of breach of a Conditional Sentence Order.

ROACH and DEIR will appear in court again on June 4.

To report suspicious activity in your community, contact police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). CFSEU-Wood Buffalo is also reminding the public to call its gang information hotline at (780) 788-4264 (GANG) to report any information that might assist the police in its crackdown on gang and organized crime.

CFSEU-Wood Buffalo is an ALERT team made up of RCMP members jointly funded by the province and municipality to bring together Alberta’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:
Sgt. Kirk Peyton
CFSEU-Wood Buffalo
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
780-788-8262

Candace Cook
Communications
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
780-509-3015

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.