Medicine Hat, Alberta – Three Medicine Hat residents are facing charging following an investigation conducted by the Medicine Hat Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.
On September 10, 2016, after receiving information about suspected drug activity occurring at a residence located on 5th Street SE, police arrested and charged three individuals. A search of the property resulted in the seizure of; 13 grams of methamphetamine, 12 grams of cocaine, 2.5 grams of heroin, along with prohibited weapons and 14 stolen cell phones, with estimated street value of $4,400.
Resulting from this investigation, 29 year old, Brent Health, 22 years old, Angie Blade, and 33 year old, Michael Mingo, all of Medicine Hat, AB are facing a total of 13 criminal code and drug trafficking related charges.
All three accused had a bail hearing on September 11, 2016. Health, who had been previously charged with drug related offences on August 2, 2016, had his bail revoked, and was remanded in custody. He is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court on September 13, 2016. Blade was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on September 15, 2016. Mingo was released from custody and is scheduled to return to court on September 22, 2016.
The presence of drug trafficking, especially in our neighborhoods, is a public safety concern which affects the quality of life of those living in the area. The Medicine Hat Police Service is committed to targeting properties that are regularly used for illegal activities and needs your help!
Common signs of suspicious activity include:
• Increase in vehicular or foot traffic with people only staying for a brief period of time and showing up at all hours of the day
• Strong “skunky” odors
• Large amounts of garbage
• Residents who do not appear to regularly attend work
• Houses with blacked out or boarded up windows
• Decline in appearance of home’s exterior and landscaping
• Security measures such as close circuit tv surveillance
• Unfriendly or secretive residents
• Open exchanges of drugs and money
• Sudden increase in criminal activity
• Finding drugs or drug paraphernalia (syringes, pipes, baggies, etc.)
If you spot suspicious activity in your neighborhood call the MHPS Drug Tip line at 403-502-8909 and leave a confidential message or submit a tip . Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Medicine Hat Police Service