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UPDATE: Charges laid in Edmonton’s Operation Electric

Edmonton… Two people have now been charged in an ALERT investigation that saw nearly one million dollars’ worth of cocaine and a rifle seized in Edmonton.

On August 9, 2022, ALERT Edmonton’s organized crime team arrested and charged Isaac Baier and Vanessa Labine with a total of six criminal offences related to drug trafficking. The charges conclude the 14-month investigation Operation Electric, which resulted in three homes being searched in December 2021.

Link to original news release: https://alert-ab.ca/significant-drug-seizure-made-in-edmonton/

Baier, 31, of Edmonton has been charged with:

  • Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence;
  • Possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking; and
  • Possession of property obtained by crime.

Labine, 29, of Edmonton was charged with:

  • Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence;
  • Possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking; and
  • Drug trafficking.

Both suspects were release from custody and are schedule to appear in court on September 7, 2022.

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.

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