Strathcona County RCMP Municipal Drug Unit Make Arrests For Drug Trafficking
Nov. 9, 2022
Strathcona County RCMP Municipal Drug Unit make arrests for drug trafficking
Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP Municipal Drug Unit (SCMDU) conducted an investigation into drug trafficking activities in Sherwood Park and Edmonton, Alta., over the past several months. As a result of the investigation, evidence was obtained that led to the arrest of five individuals and they are expected to face numerous charges including: trafficking a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance, and possession of proceeds of crime.
In addition, two of the individuals are also facing charges in relation to the possession of a prohibited handgun.
As part of the investigation police conducted a search warrant at a residence in Edmonton, Alta. and seized what is believed to be over 1.1 kilograms of cocaine, 225 grams of fentanyl, 920 grams of methamphetamine, 530 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, over 2000 prescription pills of various types, Canadian currency, a handgun, ammunition and drug trafficking paraphernalia.
The investigation is ongoing at this time and additional arrests and charges are anticipated.
The public plays an important role in helping to reduce, prevent and solve crime, including trafficking of illegal drugs. Anyone with information about, or who suspects illegal drug activity in their neighbourhood is asked to contact their local police. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.