Wood Buffalo RCMP Traffic Stop Leads to Arrests and significant Drug Seizure

Posted on May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018

Fort McMurray, Alberta – On April 26, 2018 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Wood Buffalo RCMP Municipal Traffic police officers were conducting patrols in the Gregoire area of Fort McMurray, Alberta. As a result of committing infractions of the Traffic Safety Act, including failing to yield, the involved vehicle was stopped by police. During the traffic stop, the observation skills of the RCMP officers resulted in the arrest of the driver and passenger. RCMP members seized over 100 grams of drugs, believed to be cocaine and crack cocaine, and seized a few thousand dollars in Canadian Currency. During the investigation, the male adult driver was identified as Poppon Mpoza, and the male adult passenger was identified as Mohammed Ahmed.

Mohammed Ahmed, 28 years old, of Calgary, Alberta, has been charged with the following:

  • Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Possession for the Purposes of Trafficking
  • Section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Possession
  • Section 355.4 of the Criminal Code of Canada, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime for the Purpose of Trafficking Under $5000.00

Mohammed Ahmed’s next court appearance is at 1:30 p.m. on May 22nd, 2018 in Fort McMurray.

Poppon Mpoza, 23 years old, of Edmonton, Alberta, has been charged with the following:

  • Section 5(2) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Possession for the Purposes of Trafficking
  • Section 4(1) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Possession
  • Section 355.4 Criminal Code of Canada, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime for the Purpose of Trafficking Under $5000.00
  • Section 145(3) of the Criminal Code of Canada, Breach of Recognizance
  • Drive Uninsured Motor Vehicle on a Highway
  • Fail to Yield
  • Fail to Produce Financial Responsibility Card

Poppon Mpoza’s has been remanded in police custody, and his next court appearance is at 1:30 p.m. on May 22nd, 2018 in Fort McMurray.

Crime reduction continues to be a policing priority for the Wood Buffalo RCMP. Pro-active enforcement such as this traffic stop demonstrates our commitment to Alberta’s Crime Reduction strategy, and to create safer communities in the Wood Buffalo Region.

If you have information on this or any other crime in the Wood Buffalo Region, contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP Detachment at 780-788-4040 or should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com.

Media Contact:
Corporal Teri-Ann Deobald
Wood Buffalo RCMP
780-215-1405