Wood Buffalo RCMP Seize Fentanyl in Traffic Stop

Fort McMurray, Alberta – On June 24th, 2017 at 12:30 pm, Wood Buffalo Municipal Traffic Services, and the Drug Dog Handler team, stopped a vehicle for speeding in the Beacon Hill area of Highway 63. The traffic stop led to the driver of the vehicle, and the lone passenger being arrested and charged. During the stop police seized $15,757 in cash, a semi automatic rifle with bayonet attached, ammunition, body armour, 5 fentanyl pills, and a small amount of cocaine.

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Tyrone Ackerman, a 28 year old man from Fort McMurray, has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of body armour without a permit
  • Drive without a licence
  • Speeding

Taylor Nardi, a 22 year old man from Fort McMurray, has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – fentanyl
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.
  • Possession of body armour without a permit
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Failure to Comply with Recognizance

Nardi was also found to have outstanding warrants for assault and fail to appear in court.

During the stop police seized $15,757 in cash, a semi automatic rifle with bayonet attached, ammunition, body armour, 5 fentanyl pills, and a small amount of cocaine.  (Photo by RCMP)
During the stop police seized $15,757 in cash, a semi automatic rifle with bayonet attached, ammunition, body armour, 5 fentanyl pills, and a small amount of cocaine. (Photo by RCMP)

Both men are scheduled to appear in Fort McMurray Provincial Court on June 27th, 2017.

If you have any information regarding drug related crime in the community, you can contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP at (780) 788-4000. Alternatively, if you would like to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You are not required to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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