In a group investigation, RCMP have arrested 11 alleged drug dealers from communities in Northern Alberta. The Peace Regional RCMP Detachment and two ALERT teams joined forces to arrest them.
Between July 5th and 7th, police did searches in Peace River and Fairview. They turned up 100 grams of cocaine, 7 grams of meth, 108 grams of marijuana and 22 grams of mushrooms. There was also over $4000 in cash proceeds of crime, a gun and drug paraphernalia turned up as well.
Two people from Fairview, two people from Peace River and another two from Grimshaw are facing multiple charges including trafficking a controlled subtance. The other five have charges pending against them.
Inspector Dave Dubnyk explains that dealers can’t hide in outlying communities.
“Drug trafficking isn’t just a big-city problem. It affects communities of all size right across Alberta. Dealers may think they’re flying under the radar outside urban centres, but ALERT And RCMO are committed to working together to stop them, no matter where they are operating.”
Police urge people to call the local detachment if they think someone may be into drug or gang activity in their community.