Medicine Hat, Alberta – Two people have been charged and more than $33,000 worth of methamphetamine was seized in Medicine Hat.
ALERT’s Medicine Hat organized crime team made the seizure on May 26, 2017 with the assistance of Medicine Hat Police and RCMP investigators. The arrest concluded a short-term investigation aimed at disrupting the local meth trade.
In the most recent bust, ALERT seized 325 grams of meth, along with heroin, cocaine, and oxycodone pills. A replica handgun and various types of ammunition were also seized:
- 325 grams of methamphetamine;
- 1 gram of heroin;
- 3.5 grams of cocaine;
- 100 oxycodone pills;
- Loaded prohibited magazine;
- Replica handgun.
Paul Rasmussen, 45, is charged with drug trafficking (x 4), possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance (x 5), possession of proceeds of crime, and nine weapon related offences.
Siofean Coderre, 43, is charged with drug trafficking (x 4), possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance (x 5), possession of proceeds of crime, and seven weapon charges. Coderre is also charged with nine breach offences related to previous arrests.
Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.
ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime. Members of Alberta Sheriffs, Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.