Search warrant results in significant drug seizure: Grande Prairie RCMP

Grande Prairie, Alberta – Grande Prairie RCMP have arrested two persons, and seized a significant quantity of drugs, following a lengthy investigation.

In October 2019, the Grande Prairie Municipal Drug Section initiated an investigation into drug trafficking occurring out of a local residence. On Feb. 7, 2020, a search warrant was executed at the residence, which led police to locate the following:

• 1075 grams (over 1 kg) of Fentanyl

• 407 grams of cocaine

• 265 grams of methamphetamine

• undisclosed amount of cash

(RCMP) Municipal Drug Unit seizure
(RCMP) Municipal Drug Unit seizure

The seized drugs had been concealed in numerous ‘secret stash’ containers, which were located throughout the residence, and were packaged in both street level quantities and bulk amounts.

Paul Unrau (60) and Andrea Napesis (32), both of Grande Prairie, have each been arrested and charged with the following:

• Possession of Fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking

• Possession of Cocaine for the purpose of trafficking

• Possession of Methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking

• Possession of proceeds of crime over $5000

Unrau and Napesis were both held in custody pending a Judicial Interim Release (JIR) hearing, from which they were each released on their own recognizance to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Feb. 26.

The Grande Prairie RCMP is committed to community safety, and will continue to focus on those who commit most of the crime within the community. Those that traffic in illicit drugs destroy lives, homes, and communities. The RCMP remains fully committed to building “safe communities” and enforcing laws to their fullest extent, in order to achieve this goal.

Information provided by the public plays a crucial role in helping police identify where crime is occurring, and who is committing it. Members of the public who suspect drug activity in their community are encouraged to contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701, or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Grande Prairie RCMP
File 2019-1592989

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