Vegreville RCMP: Charges laid, drugs seized after execution of search warrants

Vegreville, Alberta – “Collaboration between various detachments and Edmonton ALERT resulted in the arrest of the accused and search warrants,” says Corporal Leigh Drinkwater, Vegreville RCMP. “We will continue to enforce illegal drug activities in our community and appreciate tips the public provides regarding any criminal activity in the area.”

On April 3, 2020 at approximately 12:30 p.m., Vegreville RCMP with assistance from the Tofield, Two Hills, Viking RCMP Detachments, RCMP Police Dog Services and the Vegreville Municipal Enforcement officers executed two search warrants at local residences in the Town of Vegreville.

A lengthy investigation by Vegreville RCMP in collaboration with Edmonton ALERT into Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act offences, including drug trafficking, resulted in the following arrests and charges laid:

• Peter John Fryer (62) of Vegreville was charged with trafficking of controlled substances, including methamphetamine and heroin (x4), possession of stolen property under $5,000 (x3), fail to comply with release conditions (x6)

• Georgina Fryer (60) of Vegreville was charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of stolen property under $5,000

• Allan Richard Desjarlais (29) of Vegreville was charged with trafficking of a controlled Substance (x2), possession of stolen property under $5,000

Vegreville seized items
Vegreville seized items

Police seized what is believed to be crystal meth (42 grams) and small amounts of heroin and fentanyl along with $1000 in Canadian currency.

Peter Fryer was remanded into custody and will be appearing in Lloydminster Provincial Court on April 14, 2020.

Georgina Fryer and Allan Desjarlais were released with conditions after a judicial hearing with future court dates.

An additional adult female was also located and arrested on outstanding warrants from other jurisdictions. She has since been released.

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