Grande Prairie, Alberta – Grande Prairie RCMP have arrested and charged a male youth with numerous offences, following a drug trafficking investigation.
In the fall of 2020, Grande Prairie RCMP received information and tips from the public regarding the sale of illicit cannabis and other drugs. The Grande Prairie RCMP Municipal Drug Enforcement Unit began a months long drug trafficking investigation.
On Nov. 27, RCMP Municipal Drug Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of RCMP General Duty, executed a search warrant on a residence in the Westpointe/ Pinnacle neighbourhood. The search resulted in the seizure of the following:
561 grams illicit cannabis marihuana
40 grams psilocybin
25 grams MDMA
4.35 grams powder cocaine
5 grams cannabis resin
16 grams shatter
300 grams cannabis edibles
$1,420 in Canadian currency
a vacuum sealer
an electronic label maker
large quantity of new, various sized re-sealable type plastic bags
A 17-year-old male from Grande Prairie was arrested at the residence and has been charged with:
Possession for the purpose of trafficking – MDMA
Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Psilocybin
Possession of a controlled substance – cocaine
Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
Distribution of illicit cannabis by a person under 18 years of age
The youth, who cannot be named in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was released from custody into the care of a guardian and is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on December 23, 2020.
Grande Prairie RCMP would like to thank the public for coming forward with the information that led to this investigation. Information provided to police plays a crucial role in identifying crime in our communities.
Members of the public who witness or suspect illegal activity in their community are encouraged to contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com ( http://www.p3tips.com/ ) or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
Grande Prairie RCMP
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