ALERT: Thousands worth of drugs seized from north Edmonton home

Edmonton, Alberta – Thousands of pills and other illicit drugs were seized as part of an ALERT drug investigation in north Edmonton. More than $200,000 in drugs and cash was seized.

ALERT Edmonton’s organized crime and gang team made the seizure on December 9, 2020. The Edmonton Police Service helped search a home in the Castle Downs neighborhood, which police allege was connected to suspected drug activity.

“This home was operating as a haphazard pharmacy with a range of harmful substances. Not only does it present dangers that are inherent with the drug trade, but there’s an added risk to the user with the possibility of cross-contamination,” said Staff Sgt. Blayne Eliuk, ALERT Edmonton.

Inside the home, ALERT seized:

550 grams of cocaine;

1,600 grams of a cocaine buffing agent;

1,814 oxycodone pills;

2,220 benzodiazepine pills;

433 amphetamine pills;

96 grams of MDMA;

4 grams of ketamine;

3 litres of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB);

422 grams of psilocybin mushrooms;

1,318 grams of cannabis; and

$33,760 cash.

ALERT: Thousands worth of drugs seized from north Edmonton home
ALERT: Thousands worth of drugs seized from north Edmonton home
ALERT: Thousands worth of drugs seized from north Edmonton home
ALERT: Thousands worth of drugs seized from north Edmonton home
ALERT: Thousands worth of drugs seized from north Edmonton home
ALERT: Thousands worth of drugs seized from north Edmonton home
ALERT: Thousands worth of drugs seized from north Edmonton home
ALERT: Thousands worth of drugs seized from north Edmonton home

The investigation is ongoing and charges are being contemplated.

Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.

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