Wood Buffalo RCMP Drug Enforcement Unit investigation leads to charges; “over $57,000.00 of Canadian currency”

Fort McMurray, Alberta – Wood Buffalo RCMP have arrested one adult male and seized drugs and Canadian currency following a drug trafficking investigation by the Wood Buffalo RCMP Drug Enforcement Unit.

On September 2, the Wood Buffalo RCMP Drug Enforcement Unit, with the assistance from the Crime Reduction Unit, General Investigation Section and Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team, executed one search warrant at an apartment complex in downtown Fort McMurray.

As a result of the search of a residence on Saunderson Avenue, police seized approximately 110 grams of a substance believed to be cocaine and over $57,000.00 of Canadian currency.

Photo of seizure 20201198079
Photo of seizure 20201198079

Garfield Fitzgerald Johnson (56) of Fort McMurray, Alberta, was arrested and is facing the following charges:

· Possession for the purpose of trafficking

· Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

· Fail to comply with conditions (x4)

Garfield Johnson has been remanded and remains in police custody. He is set to appear in Fort McMurray courthouse on September 8, 2020.

The RCMP remains fully committed in building “safe communities” and enforcing laws to their fullest extent, in order to achieve this goal. Members of the public who suspect drug activity in their community are encouraged to contact their local RCMP detachment.

If you have information about this incident or any other illegal activity, please call Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4000 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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