Weapons seized in Medicine Hat drug arrest

Medicine Hat… A variety of weapons, including a rifle, were seized from the home of an alleged Medicine Hat drug dealer. ALERT seized fentanyl and methamphetamine from the home as well.

The seizure and arrest took place on August 30, 2022, when ALERT Medicine Hat’s Regional Property Crime Unit executed a search warrant at a home located in the Southwest Hill area of Medicine Hat, with help from the Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS).

The following items were seized from the home:

  • Rifle and ammunition;
  • Crossbow;
  • Taser;
  • Dart launcher;
  • 15 grams of fentanyl;
  • 31 grams of methamphetamine; and
  • $6,360 cash.


“Clearly there were variety of dangerous weapons seized during this investigation and what’s most concerning is the home’s proximity to a junior high school. Anytime drugs and weapons mix it poses a threat to public safety and community well-being,” said Staff Sgt. Ryan Thorburn, ALERT Medicine Hat.

James McNulty, 41, was charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, careless use of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of proceeds of crime, and unauthorized possession of identity documents.

McNulty was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on September 29, 2022

Members of the community who suspect drug, gang or property crime issues in their neighborhood can submit tips anonymously through the MHPS website at mhps.ca or the MHPS mobile app, which is free to download and available for both Apple and Android devices.

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.