Edmonton, Alberta – More than 150 grams of powder fentanyl was seized by ALERT in Edmonton. Two men were arrested and a warrant has been issued for a third suspect.
ALERT Edmonton’s organized crime and gang team seized 152 grams of powder fentanyl worth an estimated $60,000. ALERT alleges that the suspects sold the fentanyl powder under the guise of being heroin.
“We believe these dealers knowingly sold fentanyl powder and put lives at risk. This is just another example of organized crime attempting to prey on people’s addictions and jeopardize lives for the sake of lining their own wallets,” said Staff. Sgt. Pierre Blais, ALERT.
The three-month investigation concluded with search warrants taking place on June 1, 2017. A home in the Calder neighbourhood was searched as well as a vehicle. The fentanyl powder was found in the vehicle.
Dale Martin, 38, is charged with trafficking fentanyl (x 7), possession for the purpose of trafficking, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, possession of proceeds of crime (x 2).
Francois Muhire, 25, is charged with trafficking fentanyl, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, possession of proceeds of crime, and breach of recognizance (x 5).
A warrant has been issued for Miles Sherwood, 33, on charges of trafficking (x 2), conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, and possession of proceeds of crime.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Miles Sherwood is asked to contact police or 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.