Fort McMurray, Alberta – Sixteen suspected drug dealers have been arrested, and warrants are being issued for several more, following a series of ALERT investigations targeting street-level traffickers in Fort McMurray and surrounding communities.
The investigations took place in January and February 2020 in conjunction with Wood Buffalo RCMP.
In total, more than $18,000 worth of drugs, cash and stolen property were seized, including:
52 grams of cocaine;
3 grams of methamphetamine;
1 gram of fentanyl powder;
$6,220 in cash proceeds of crime; and
$6,000 worth of stolen property.
“Working together with our law enforcement partners to address drug trafficking and property crime at the street level is an integral part of keeping the communities we serve safe,” said Insp. Sean Boser, ALERT Regional Teams.
A total of 16 people were arrested and charged with 41 criminal offences related to drugs, weapons and proceeds of crime:
Hagos Goitom, a 34-year-old man from Fort McMurray;
Zai Tekie, a 29-year-old man from Fort McMurray;
Catherine Wilson, a 49-year-old woman from Fort McMurray;
Frank Brendemuehl, a 54-year-old man from Fort McMurray;
Darryl Brewer, a 51-year-old man from Fort McMurray;
Kerry Stanton, a 33-year-old man from Fort McMurray;
Mohammed Ahmed, a 33-year-old man from Fort McMurray;
Emlie Fuoco-Lafamme, a 24-year-old woman from Fort McMurray;
Autumn Marcel, a 21-year-old woman from Janvier;
Faith Marcel, a 38-year-old woman from Fort McKay;
Tristan Scanie, a 22-year-old man from Fort McMurray;
Tristen Bradbury-Jacobs, a 23-year-old man from Fort McMurray;
Jeffrey Hickey, a 37-year-old man from Fort McMurray;
Mustaf Muse, a 34-year-old man from Fort McMurray;
Trenton Goebel, a 55-year-old man from Fort McMurray; and
Tilly Powder, a 45-year-old woman from Fort McMurray.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Androw Yousif, a 24-year-old man from Fort McMurray. Investigators are also in the process of issuing warrants for five additional male suspects, all from Fort McMurray.
Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.
ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.
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