Grande Prairie RCMP Search Warrant Leads to Drug Seizure and Charges

Grande Prairie, Alberta – As the result of a month long investigation, on November 22, 2019 Grande Prairie RCMP Drug Unit with assistance from Grande Prairie General Investigation Section and Grande Prairie Crime Reduction Unit executed search warrants on two separate apartments and one vehicle.

The following items were seized during the search of one residence: a stolen 22 calibre handgun, a prohibited 32 calibre handgun, 20.37 grams of cannabis resin, 42 grams of illicit marijuana, 28 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 8.5 grams of cocaine, 22.84 grams of psilocybin, 1.55 grams of fentanyl and a stun baton.

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Arrested in the vehicle was Taylor Lawrence (26) of Grande Prairie. Police seized 3.46 grams of fentanyl, 1.42 grams of cocaine, 1.26 grams of crack cocaine, 15 grams of shatter, 40.58 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 14 grams of illicit marijuana and 41 morphine pills from Lawrence.

Lawrence is facing multiple charges including: possession for the purpose of trafficking x 4, possession of a controlled substance, possession of cannabis for the purpose of unlawfully distributing it, possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, and possession of a restricted firearm obtained by crime. Macdonald is to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial court on December 4, 2019.

Grande Prairie RCMP is committed to increasing community safety by continuing its efforts in drug enforcement. If you would like to report drug related activity, please contact Grande RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700 or should you wish remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com (http://www.p3tips.com) or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Grande Prairie RCMP

File #2019-1617905



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