UPDATE: Fort McMurray Drug Investigation
Posted: June 4, 2015
Fort McMurray… Seven people have been arrested by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) as result of seven search warrants executed in Fort McMurray. Drugs, firearms, cash, and property have been seized.
ALERT Fort McMurray, with the assistance of Wood Buffalo RCMP, made the arrests and executed the search warrant on June 3 to conclude a lengthy investigation into organized crime and drug trafficking. The investigation targeted the alleged drug trafficking networks of Patrick Felix, 34, and Jason Mulley, 31.
Felix and Mulley are accused of being the head of a complex cocaine and fentanyl trafficking operation that spanned Northern Alberta and included Fort McMurray and Edmonton. They have been charged with numerous offences including; drug trafficking, conspiracy to traffic, and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
In addition to Felix and Mulley, five other people were arrested on June 3 and are facing drug-related charges:
- Mandy Gauvreau, 28, of Fort McMurray;
- Alexander Jurich, 48, of Fort McMurray;
- Rachel Jurich, 47, of Fort McMurray
- Spencer Brown, 22, of Fort McMurray;
- Levi Lund, 26, of Edmonton;
Warrants have also been issued for:
- Gary Partridge, 66, of Fairview;
- Paul Ohelo, 22, of Fort McMurray;
The search warrants and arrests occurred on June 3 when five Fort McMurray homes were searched, in addition to a room at the Chateau Nova hotel and the Supplement King store, located on Signal Road.
As result of the search warrants, large amounts of cocaine and fentanyl were seized. Two firearms were also seized, and a large inventory of vehicles was seized as potential proceeds of crime.
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 Alberta Sheriffs, Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Regional Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.