Fort McMurray, Alberta – Crack cocaine and cash, totaling an estimated $43,000, were seized from a suspected drug dealer in Fort Murray.
ALERT Fort McMurray’s organized crime and gang team made the seizure on January 22, 2021 when a home in the downtown area was searched. Inside the home ALERT located 133 grams of crack cocaine and $30,000 cash.
“Crack cocaine is a harmful, highly addictive substance and really pulls down a community. ALERT carried out a short investigation and was able to make quick work of this drug dealer.” – Insp. Sean Boser, ALERT Regional teams
ALERT’s investigation began earlier in the month when information was received about suspected drug activity. Wood Buffalo RCMP provided assistance.
Yimag Abdi-Ahmed, a 29-year-old man from Fort McMurray was charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, production of a controlled substance, possession of proceeds of crime, and failure to comply with release conditions.
Abdi-Ahmed remains in custody. He was previously charged during a separate ALERT investigation in 2019 for similar drug offences.
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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