Approximately $200,000 worth of drugs seized in two busts

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 1:13pm


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The haul made by the Edmonton Police Service: $94,000 in seized drugs, firearms and paraphernalia. (Photo: EPS)


May 25, 2016. Drug busts in Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan over a three-day period resulted in the seizure of close to $200,000 worth of drugs and charges laid against 10 people. On May 20, the Edmonton Police Service Northwest Division charged seven people in relation to an investigation which yielded $94,000 in various drugs, firearms and paraphernalia seized over the weekend. Taken included 600 grams of methamphetamine, 632 fentanyl pills, 205 grams of shatter, over 150 oxycodone pills, and various quantities of crack cocaine, mushrooms and GHB.  In Fort Saskatchewan on May 18, a joint investigation between ALERT and RCMP Fort Saskatchewan resulted in the seizure of more than one kilogram of cocaine and three arrests. The investigation dated back to October 2015 when information surfaced concerning a problem drug dealer operating in the Fort Saskatchewan area. An estimated $100,000 worth of drugs with 1.1 kg of cocaine and 907 grams of marijuana were netted.