MD of Smoky River, Alberta – “Tips received by the public assisted us greatly with this investigation,” says Sergeant Mark Hall, McLennan Detachment Commander. “We thank the surrounding community for their continued support providing information on suspicious vehicles and illegal activities in the area.”
On Sept. 24, 2019, McLennan Detachment with the assistance of the Western Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit, RCMP Police Dog Services and the RCMP Auto Theft Unit, executed a search warrant on a rural property near Girouxville.
Police seized 27g of methamphetamine, 213g of cocaine, $1830 in Canadian currency, a firearm, various weapons and a SUV that was previously reported stolen from High Prairie.
Ronald Cloutier (56), Thomas Cloutier (29), Ember Brewster (26) from the MD of Smoky River along with Jennifer Emard (44) from Falher and Chantelle Barclay (42) from Peace River have been charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, possession of stolen property and various court ordered breaches and firearms offences.
Ronald Cloutier was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing while the other accused were released with conditions.
The accused are all set to appear in Peace River Provincial Court on Sept. 30, 2019.
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