St. Albert, Alberta – On July 6, 2017, the St. Albert RCMP Drug Unit, St. Albert RCMP General Duty, St. Albert RCMP General Investigation Section, St. Albert RCMP Crime Reduction Unit and RCMP Police Dog Services executed two Controlled Drugs and Substances (CDSA) search warrants in the sub-divisions of Patterson and Northridge.
Police located and seized a number of Controlled Substances in various forms and other items indicative of drug trafficking. Samples of the various drugs seized have been sent to Health Canada for analysis.
Items seized by police include:
- Quantities of white powder totalling over 3 ounces (preliminary tests are positive for Cocaine with the presence of Opiate – Fentanyl and Heroine additives).
- 115 round pink tablets (preliminary tests are positive for the presence of Cocaine).
- 4 x 12mg and 1 x 30mg Hydromorph Contin capsule
- Small quantities of Methamphetamine, Cannabis Marihuana, Hash and Hash Oil
- $810 Canadian Currency cash seized as Proceeds of Crime
St. Albert resident Steven Scott WELLER, age 36, was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine – Section 4(1) CDSA, and is scheduled to appear in St. Albert Provincial Court on August 21, 2017.
St. Albert residents, Ryan MUIR, age 35, and Reina McMANUS, age 27, were arrested and charged with:
- 3 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Section 5(2) CDSA
- 4 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance – Section 4(1) CDSA
- 1 count of Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5000 – Section 354 C.C.
McMANUS was also charged with Disobeying a Court Order – Section 127 C.C.
McMANUS was released from police custody on a $1000 cash bail Recognizance with several strict conditions to abide by. MUIR is presently being held in custody at the Edmonton Remand Center. MUIR and McMANUS are both scheduled to make their second appearance in St. Albert Provincial Court on July 24, 2017.
If you have information about this or any crime, please call the St. Albert R.C.M.P. at 780-458-7700 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).
Police File 2017-716026
St. Albert RCMP
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