Woman Charged With Possession for the purpose of Trafficking Cocaine

Strathmore, Alberta – RCMP in Strathmore have charged a 39-year old female with drug offences, after responding to a call involving property damage from a firearm.

On Sunday, April 3, 2017 at 8:15 p.m., Strathmore RCMP received a complaint of property damage at a local motel, where it appeared a firearm had been discharged. During the course of the investigation, officers arrested a woman for drug possession and seized 48 grams of cocaine, along with some crystal meth. The woman was also in breach of conditions that had resulted from drug charges laid just a few weeks prior.

39-year-old Echo Brandt of Strathmore is facing numerous charges which include: Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking; Possession of a Controlled Substance; and Fail to Comply with an Undertaking.

Police are still investigating the nature and circumstances surrounding the initial complaint of property damage, and no charges have been laid in relation to that.

“In recent weeks, our officers have done a great job in cleaning drugs off our streets,” says Staff Sergeant Kevin O’Dwyer, Strathmore RCMP Detachment Commander, “any amount of drugs taken out of circulation makes a difference.”

If you have any information about this crime, please call Strathmore RCMP at 403-934-3968. 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 or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

Strathmore RCMP


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