Two arrested in lengthy drug trafficking investigation

Edmonton, Alberta – An Edmonton man and woman are facing multiple charges in connection to a lengthy drug trafficking investigation.

Commencing in September 2019, EPS Drug and Gang Enforcement (EDGE) officers began investigating a pair of suspected drug dealers over a four-month period.

A total of 66 ounces of methamphetamine was uncovered throughout the investigation, which concluded with arrests on Jan. 9, 2020.

Edmonton Police Vehicle
Edmonton Police Vehicle

On Jan. 9, EDGE members also executed search warrants at the two residences involved near 120 Street and 25 Avenue, and 103 Street and 98 Avenue. While searching the residences and vehicles related to the addresses, investigators uncovered firearms, ammunition, bear spray, cocaine, fentanyl, GHB and various drug trafficking paraphernalia.

Andre Lourens, 31, of Edmonton is charged with:

Traffic in a controlled substance (x9)

Proceeds of crime under $5,000 (x9)

Proceeds of crime over $5,000 (x1)

Simple possession (x4)

Marcella Bogda, 31, of Edmonton

Traffic in a scheduled substance (x6)

Proceeds of Crime over $5,000 (x1)

Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000 (x6)

Breach of Conditions (x6)

Simple possession (x2)

Unauthorized possession of a firearm (x3)

Possession of a firearm knowing possession is unauthorized (x3)

Contravene regulation (x3)

Contravene order (x3)

Alter/Deface Serial number (x1)

Anyone with any information about other drug-related activity is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

MRU #: 1920R004

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