A drug trafficking network with reported links in Grande Prairie has been dealt a blow after a $1.6 million bust by members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams.
Dubbed “Project Motor”, the 18-month investigation into a drug trafficking network originated in B.C. and fanned out through Grande Prairie, Calgary, Edmonton, and Medicine Hat in Alberta, and as far as Saskatoon and Winnipeg.
Authorities say more than $1.6 million dollars worth of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine were seized, along with 11 firearms and $82,000 cash recovered from seizures in Fort St. John, Edmonton, and Calgary. Police say during the investigation, they seized upwards of 5,000 grams of fentanyl, 9,970 grams of meth, and 50 grams of cocaine.
Four people, including a 34-year-old man from Fort St. John, are facing a plethora of charges, while a warrant for a fifth suspect, believed to be in British Columbia, has been issued as a result of the investigation. None were from the Alberta Peace.