ALERT: Strathmore Arrest Turns Up Drugs, Guns

Strathmore, Alberta – A joint investigation by ALERT and Strathmore RCMP has led to three arrests and the seizure of drugs and firearms.

On April 28, 2020, two homes and multiple vehicles were searched to conclude a short-term drug trafficking investigation. ALERT’s Calgary organized crime team worked with Strathmore RCMP on the investigation, along with Calgary Police providing assistance.

“Organized crime impacts every community, and in this case, ALERT was able to work with the local detachment to remove harmful drugs and potentially dangerous weapons out of the community,” said Insp. Shawn Wallace, ALERT Calgary.

Police seized drugs and firearms from the homes, including:

a loaded handgun;

a loaded shotgun;

three rifles;

103 grams of cocaine;

200 grams of cannabis; and

$13,987 cash.

ALERT: Strathmore Arrest Turns Up Drugs, Guns
ALERT: Strathmore Arrest Turns Up Drugs, Guns

The firearms will be submitted for forensic analysis and ballistics testing.

Three people were arrested and face multiple drug- and firearms-related charges:

Christopher Dutka, a 37-year-old man from Strathmore;

Daniel Madsen, a 35-year-old man from Calgary; and

Shauna Sinclair, a 38-year-old woman from Calgary.

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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