Lloydminster, Alberta – Beginning in July 2020, Lloydminster RCMP began a crime reduction initiative focused on pro-actively targeting street level crime groups.
As a part of the greater initiative, members of the Lloydminster RCMP General Investigations Section with the assistance of the Eastern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit along with RCMP Police Dog Services completed a two-month investigation with the execution of seven search warrants in Lloydminster and Vermillion River County.
On Aug. 26, 2020, as a result of the investigation and executed warrants nearly a pound of suspected cocaine was seized along with heroin, marihuana and psilocybin (magic mushrooms). In addition, over 37,000 contraband cigarettes, a firearm and over $32,000 dollars in cash was seized. Four people were arrested and charged.
Christopher Luyben (28) of Horizonview Acres, Alta., has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, unauthorized possession of a firearm, unsafe storage of a firearm and possession of illicit tobacco.
Jaret Krahn (43) of Lloydminster, Alta., has been charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Jordan King (31) of Cold Lake, Alta., and Kevin Jackson (58) of Vermilion, Alta., were both charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.
All four accused were released after judicial hearings and will be appearing in Lloydminster Provincial Court on Sept. 22, 2020.
“We will continue this crime reduction initiative to seek out those who distribute illegal drugs in our community,” says Inspector Lee Brachmann, Lloydminster Detachment Commander.
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