Strathcona County RCMP Crime Reduction Unit Arrest Male For Drug Offences

Aug. 18, 2022


Strathcona County RCMP Crime Reduction Unit arrest male for drug offences


Strathcona County, Alta. – On Aug. 6, 2022 at approximately 1:34 a.m., Strathcona County RCMP Crime Reduction Unit attended a residence in Sherwood Park, Alta. to conducted a curfew check on a male.


The male was not at the residence and found to be breaching his curfew conditions from a previous possession of stolen property charges from June 2022.


A short time later police observed the male arriving at the residence on a motorcycle and was arrested without incident.


A search of the motorcycle was completed incidental to arrest and police located and seized what is believed to be 3 liters of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), 754.8 grams of methamphetamine, 71.2 grams of cocaine and 20 oxycodone Pills.


On Aug. 6, 2022, Strathcona County RCMP Crime Reduction Unit with the assistance of the Strathcona County RCMP, executed a search warrant at a residence in the area of Township Road 515 and Range Road 232 in Sherwood Park, Alta.


During the search of the residence police located and seized what is believed to be 266.5 grams of fentanyl, 3 litres of GHB, 26 pouches of resin, a stolen 2013 Lincoln MKX, and a conductive energy weapon (taser).


Craig Coffey (46) a resident of Sherwood Park, Alta has been charged with:


  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (x3)
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Obstruction
  • Fail to comply (x2)

Coffey has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on Aug. 24, 2022


“This seizure, arrest and charges are a significant example of the crime reduction work we do every day in Strathcona County, identifying and targeting repeat offenders through criminal analysis, and conducting strategic, targeted enforcement initiatives,” says Superintendent Dale Kendall of the Strathcona County RCMP. “We will continue to strategically focus on property crime offenders in keeping with our crime reduction strategies.”


Strathcona County RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity to your local police. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.