UPDATE: Wood Buffalo RCMP investigation into potentially laced drugs results in arrest

Janvier, Alberta – Wood Buffalo RCMP continue their investigation into the potentially laced street level drugs. As a result of these police investigations, Jesse Tyler Morice was arrested on May 16, 2020. Police located and seized suspected methamphetamines, as well as almost four thousand ($4000) in Canadian currency subsequent to his arrest.

On May 17, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Wood Buffalo RCMP Drug Section with the assistance of police officers from the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT), Wood Buffalo Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) and General Duty, executed a Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence and in a vehicle on that property in Janvier. Further evidence to support drug trafficking, including drug paraphernalia were located during the search, as well as ammunition and pellet guns which were seized by police.

Laced Meth
(File Photo) Laced Meth

Jesse Tyler Morice, 31-year old male of Edmonton and Janvier, has been charged with the following;

• Possession for the purposes of trafficking

• Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

• Careless storage of ammunition

• Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose

Jesse Morice appeared in an in custody hearing and has been released. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 26, 2020 at 1:30 p.m., at the Provincial Court office in Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Wood Buffalo RCMP investigation is ongoing.

Police would like to remind local residents of the possibility that street level drugs in our region may be unknowingly laced with drugs from the opioid family, such as fentanyl, carfentanil, or methamphetamines.

Police are requesting residents to contact Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040 if they find any suspicious substances, and avoid contact with it. If you have any information regarding any suspicious incidents, or have knowledge of any drug activity in our region, please contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP, or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-545-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 TIPS” available through the APPLE APP of Google Play Store.

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BACKGROUND:

May 18, 2020

Wood Buffalo RCMP alert residents of potentially laced drugs – Update 1

Janvier, Alta. – On May 15, 2020 Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to two calls for emergency assistance regarding suspected drug overdoses.

The first adult male who overdosed, was later cleared by the Regional Emergency Medical Services team at the airstrip in Janvier.

The RCMP member, who was cross contaminated, received further medical treatment and has since been released from hospital.

The second adult male, who was in medical distress at an unrelated location to the first, received further medical treatment and has since been medically cleared from that incident.

Wood Buffalo RCMP investigation is ongoing.

Police would like to remind local residents of the possibility that street level drugs in our region may be unknowingly laced with drugs from the opioid family, such as fentanyl, carfentanil, or methamphetamines.

Police are requesting residents to contact Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040 if they find any suspicious substances, and avoid contact with it. If you have any information regarding any suspicious incidents, or have knowledge of any drug activity in our region, please contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP, or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-545-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 TIPS” available through the APPLE APP of Google Play Store.

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May 18, 2020

Wood Buffalo RCMP alert residents of potentially laced drugs

Janvier, Alta. – On May 15, 2020 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a 911 call for emergency assistance regarding a suspected drug overdose.

Wood Buffalo RCMP attended a residence in Janvier, administered narcan to an unconscious adult male and then transported the conscious male to the Janvier airstrip to await further medical assistance. A second RCMP officer attended the airstrip and found the first RCMP officer in medical distress, who then went unconscious in the police vehicle. Narcan was administered to the unconscious police officer, who was then transported by the regional emergency medical services ground ambulance.

An hour and a half later, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a call for help from another residence located in Janvier, unrelated to the first. An adult male advised he had picked up an unknown white substance from the ground along a driveway, and was in medical distress. This male was transported to local hospital via ground ambulance.

Preliminary investigation reveals the first RCMP officer was cross contaminated with an unknown drug substance. Police would like to bring awareness to local residents of the possibility that street level drugs in our region may be unknowingly laced with drugs from the opioid family, such as fentanyl, carfentanil, or methamphetamines.

Wood Buffalo RCMP continue to investigate.

Police are requesting residents to contact Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040 if they find any suspicious substances, and avoid contact with it. If you have any information regarding any suspicious incidents, or have knowledge of any drug activity in our region, please contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP, or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-545-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 TIPS” available through the APPLE APP of Google Play Store.

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