Vehicle Stop Results In Drug Charges

Posted on Nov 30, 2015

File Number: 2015-1505333

Fort McMurray, Alberta
2015-11-26

On November 21st, 2015 just after 7:00 pm the Wood Buffalo RCMP Municipal Traffic Unit conducted a traffic stop in the Timberlea area of Fort McMurray that resulted in the initiation of a drug investigation. During the course of the investigation 56 grams of Cannabis was seized as well as two edged weapons. Two occupants of the vehicle, a 17 year old male and a 23 year old male, are facing numerous CDSA charges pertaining to Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking as well as Criminal Code charges for weapons, Proceeds of Crime and a TSA charge of having an obstructed licence plate.

Subsequent to the traffic stop a nearby residence became involved in the investigation and RCMP obtained a warrant to search and 78 grams of Cannabis was found and seized. Three additional adults from the residence are now facing CDSA charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking as a result. All were scheduled to make their first court appearance on Tuesday November 24th, in Fort McMurray.

If you have information about this, or any other investigation(s), please call the Wood Buffalo RCMP at (780) 788-4000, or if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions on how to do). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Media Contact:
Cst. Ashley QUALLIE
Media Relations – Community Policing
Wood Buffalo RCMP
Desk: (780)788-4238
Cell: (780) 881-4485
ashley.quallie@rcmp-grc.gc.ca