Lloydminster, Alberta – In September and October of 2016 Lloydminster RCMP received information from the public regarding alleged drug dealing activities of two Lloydminster residents. Lloydminster General Investigations Section (GIS) initiated an investigation at that time. This investigation came to head in the afternoon of November 5, 2016 when Lloydminster GIS members observed a drug transaction and made several arrests. Subsequent to the arrests, a search warrant was executed at a Lloydminster residence.
The arrest and the search warrant resulted in the seizure of approximately $9000 cash, Over 250 grams (1/2 lb) of methamphetamine, over 210 grams (almost 1/2 lb) of cocaine and 109 Fentanyl tablets. These drugs were found in bulk and also packaged for street sale. The approximate street value would be $35000 to $50000.
Cecil BOYLES aged 65 and Caroline GALLOWAY aged 52, both of Lloydminster, AB are charged as follows:
1. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine – two counts each
2. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Fentanyl – two counts each
3. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Methamphetamine – two counts each
4. Possession of Proceeds of crime Over $5000 and Under $5000 – one count each
Both BOYLES and GALLOWAY were remanded in custody for a bail hearing and were subsequently released by a Provincial Court Judge with several conditions to their release.
They will both next appear in court on November 28, 2016 in Lloydminster, SK.
A 37 year old North Battleford resident was also arrested and charges are pending for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
This investigation is a great example of the public and police cooperating to make our community safer.
If you have any information about this or any other occurrence please call the Lloydminster RCMP at (780) 808-8300, or if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.