Strathcona County RCMP Property Crime Unit Arrest Male For Drug Offence

Feb. 25, 2022 

Strathcona County RCMP Property Crime Unit arrest male for drug offence

Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP Crime Reduction Unit arrested a male in relation to drug offences following a traffic stop.

On Feb. 24, 2022 at 8:43 p.m., Strathcona County RCMP Crime Reduction Unit initiated a traffic stop due to a traffic violation on Highway 16 near the Victoria Trail exit in Sherwood Park, Alta.

The male driver of the vehicle provide inadequate information as to his identity and as a result was detained and later arrested for obstruction. During a search incidental to arrest police located what is suspected to be methamphetamine and cocaine on the male’s possession.

During a search of the vehicle, police located drug paraphernalia, ammunition, bear spray and what is believed to be methamphetamine, cocaine and gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB). Inside the trunk, police also located and seized a large machete.

Total seizure included 64.3 grams of methamphetamine, 10.4 grams of cocaine, and 500 ml of GHB.

Mitchell Hoffman (25) of Spruce Grove, Alta. has been charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (x3)
  • Obstruction
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose

Hoffman was released on conditions following a Judicial Interim Release hearing and is scheduled to appear on March 23, 2022 in Sherwood Park Provincial Court.

This enforcement initiative is in line with Strathcona County Detachment’s Crime Reduction Strategy. Members of Strathcona County Crime Reduction Unit RCMP are committed to identifying those who are causing the most harm in our community and to targeting their illegal activities.

If you have any information regarding this crime or any other crimes, please contact the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can 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.