Grande Prairie, Alberta – A 50-year-old man suspected drug dealer was arrested and 122 fentanyl pills were seized in Grande Prairie following a short-term investigation by ALERT.
ALERT’s Grande Prairie organized crime and gang team made the arrest and seizure on June 9, 2017. Two homes were searched with the assistance of RCMP Grande Prairie.
At one of the homes, an apartment complex in Patterson Place, the suspect dumped a bag of fentanyl pills onto the grass of common area while attempting to flee. Investigators painstakingly recovered the pills, while the suspect was arrested without further incident.
In total, 122 fentanyl pills were seized, along with 8.2 grams of cocaine and $1,590 cash proceeds of crime.
Kadir Gobana, 50, is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking (x 2), possession of proceeds of crime, and obstructing a peace officer. He is set to appear in court on June 14.
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 Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.