Wood Buffalo, Alberta – On Nov. 3, 2020 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Wood Buffalo Integrated Traffic Unit (ITU) initiated a police traffic stop on a vehicle travelling in excess of the posted speed limit, on Highway 63, approximately 1 kilometres north of Fort McMurray. Further investigation resulted after the driver allegedly produced a forged government issued identification card. The 25-year-old female driver was identified as Brittney White, who had outstanding warrants for her arrest and was subsequently arrested by police. Upon search of the vehicle, several drugs including approximately 28 grams of a substance believed to be cocaine, approximately 14 grams of a substance believed to be fentanyl, approximately 3.5 grams of a substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine, proceeds of crime and weapons were also seized.
Brittney Leigh Whyte (25) of Edmonton, Alta., was arrested and charged for the following offences:
· Operate a motor vehicle while prohibited
· Obstruct a peace officer
· Use a forged document
· Identity fraud
· Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose x 3
· Possession for the purposes of trafficking x 3
· Proceeds of Crime under $5000, as well as provincial charges for
· Transporting liquor in vehicle when liquor is within easy access of an occupant, and
· Exceed maximum speed limit.
Brittney was held for an in-custody police hearing. She has subsequently been released and is scheduled to appear on Nov. 24, 2020 in the Fort McMurray Courthouse.
Alberta ITU’s mission is dedicated to optimizing public safety on Alberta roadways through effective enforcement and education strategies. ITU’s vision is committed to making Alberta’s roadways the safest in Canada through comprehensive strategies. If you have information about suspicious activity or any other crime, please call Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040, 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.
Wood Buffalo File 20201625859
Wood Buffalo RCMP
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