Leduc, Alberta – On July 20, 2017 Leduc RCMP’s Drug Unit concluded an investigation into drug traffickers operating in the County of Leduc. The investigation resulted in the arrest of 23 year old Michael Mccaskill and 23 year old Sheldon Nelson, both of Edmonton, Alberta.
Upon their arrest, RCMP officers seized approximately $2000 worth of cocaine, over $1000 cash, a loaded prohibited pistol, and a small amount of marihuana.
Mccaskill and Nelson have been jointly charged for trafficking cocaine, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of property obtained by crime. Mccaskill faces numerous additional weapons charges in relation to the loaded handgun found on his person. Nelson was released on a Recognizance and is scheduled for his first court appearance on August 10th, 2017. Mccaskill was released on a Recognizance and is also scheduled for his first court appearance on August 10th, 2017.
“These arrests show the efforts put forth to combat the drug trade in our community and surrounding communities” says RCMP Sergeant Al Gulash.
Police ask that anyone who may have information on drug related activity to contact their local RCMP Detachment or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).