Strathcona County RCMP Drug Unit Make Significant Drug Seizure

June 19, 2024

Strathcona County RCMP Drug Unit make significant drug seizure

Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP Drug Section has successfully disrupted drug trafficking operations in the area. During a lengthy investigation spanning from November 2023 to May 2024, the unit obtained twenty-four judicial authorizations and executed two residential search warrants and two vehicle search warrants in Edmonton. Two individuals involved in drug trafficking in Strathcona County and the greater capital region, were arrested in this operation.

During the search warrants police located:

  • 9.6 kg Methamphetamine
  • 5.58 kg Fentanyl
  • 7.13 kg Cocaine
  • 1.3 kg Cannabis
  • 576 Capsules of Nabilone
  • 32 Capsules of Methylphenidate
  • 64.16 g Methcathinone
  • 410.44 g MDMA
  • 2002 g buffering agent
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • 2 batons, 3 taser/stun guns, 1 can pepper spray
  • 1 handgun and 1 knife
  • 140 rounds of ammunition
  • $116,130.00 in Canadian Currency
  • 179 cartons of illegal tobacco cigarettes

Robert Tremblay, a 45-year-old resident of Edmonton has been charged with:

  • Drug Trafficking (x3)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (x3)
  • Sell restricted firearm
  • Possess restricted firearm without a licence (x2)
  • Possess a loaded restricted firearm (x2)
  • Possess an imitation restricted firearm (x2)
  • Transport restricted firearm in a carless manner
  • Possess restricted weapon (x3)
  • Proceeds of crime exceeding $5,000

Daniel Vaisnis, a 38-year-old resident of Edmonton has been charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (x3)
  • Proceeds of crime exceeding $5,000
  • Possess unstamped tobacco

Robert Tremblay and Daniel Vaisnis were released from custody with conditions and are scheduled to appear at the Alberta Court of Justice on June 28, 2024.

This significant drug seizure is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our local drug unit in keeping illegal drugs off our streets. We are committed to protecting our community from the devastating effects of drug trafficking, and this operation is a giant step towards achieving that goal. We understand the impact that drugs can have on individuals and families, and we are proud to have played a role in disrupting the flow of illegal substances into our community.