Lloydminster RCMP complete drug sweep, make number of arrests related to drug trafficking; “Thirteen people have been charged”

Lloydminster, Alberta – A drug trafficking investigation has resulted in a number of arrests related to drug trafficking in Lloydminster. The Lloydminster RCMP in collaboration with the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team, have laid over 70 charges under the Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

During the investigation that ran through Nov. 2020 and Jan. 2021, police seized various illegal drugs including what is believed to be cocaine, methamphetamine, GHB, and fentanyl. Thirteen people have been charged with trafficking controlled substances. Two search warrants were executed at residences in Lloydminster and one at a location in Kitscoty, Alta. where additional drugs and firearms were seized.

During the investigation that ran through Nov. 2020 and Jan. 2021, police seized various illegal drugs including what is believed to be cocaine, methamphetamine, GHB, and fentanyl.
(RCMP) During the investigation that ran through Nov. 2020 and Jan. 2021, police seized various illegal drugs including what is believed to be cocaine, methamphetamine, GHB, and fentanyl.
Two search warrants were executed at residences in Lloydminster and one at a location in Kitscoty, Alta. where additional drugs and firearms were seized.
(RCMP) Two search warrants were executed at residences in Lloydminster and one at a location in Kitscoty, Alta. where additional drugs and firearms were seized.
Two search warrants were executed at residences in Lloydminster and one at a location in Kitscoty, Alta. where additional drugs and firearms were seized.
(RCMP) Two search warrants were executed at residences in Lloydminster and one at a location in Kitscoty, Alta. where additional drugs and firearms were seized.

“Our detachment will continue to collaborate on investigations in an effort to remove drugs from our streets and target those who poison our city” says Insp. Brachmann, the officer in command of the Lloydminster RCMP, “It is an RCMP crime reduction priority and instrumental in keeping our citizens safe”.

The following accused have been arrested and charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Criminal Code:

Rawson FRANKE (23) of Lloydminster, Alta has been charged with:

· Trafficking an illegal substance (x3)

· Possession for the purpose of trafficking (x4)

· Proceeds of crime (x4)

· Possession of weapon while prohibited (x2)

· Unsafe Storage of Firearm

· Possess firearm without licence

· Possess loaded firearm

· Possession of prohibited weapon

Landon PAHTAYKEN (28) of Lloydminster, Alta. has been charged with:

· Trafficking an illegal substance (x3)

· Proceeds of crime (x3)

· Breach of court order

Jaret KRAHN (43) of Lloydminster, Alta. has been charged with:

· Trafficking an illegal substance

· Proceeds of Crime

· Fail to Comply

Kyle MARTIN (27) of Lloydminster, Alta. has been charged with:

· Trafficking an illegal substance (x4)

· Possession for the purpose of trafficking

· Proceeds of Crime (x4)

Nicholas RIO (42) of Lloydminster, Alta. has been charged with:

· Trafficking an illegal substance (x5)

· Proceeds of Crime (x2)

· Fail to Comply (x7)

Aileen HARPER (39) of Lloydminster, Alta. has been charged with:

· Trafficking an illegal substance (x2)

· Proceeds of Crime

Garnet GORMLEY (48) of Lloydminster, Alta. has been charged with:

· Trafficking an illegal substance (x2)

· Proceeds of Crime (x2)

· Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking

Kimberly FAURE (39) of Prince Albert, Alta. has been charged with:

· Breach of Conditional Sentence Order

Alan MCCOLLUM (43) of Lloydminster, Alta. has been charged with:

· Trafficking an illegal substance

· Proceeds of Crime

· Fail to Comply

Michael Kuhmayer (42) of Lloydminster, Alta. has been charged with:

· Trafficking an illegal substance

· Proceeds of Crime

· Fail to Comply

Levi ABEL (31) of Lloydminster, Alta. has been charged with:

· Trafficking an illegal substance

· Proceeds of Crime

The following people have been charged and warrants have been issued for their arrest:

Levi NICKLESS (32) of Lloydminster, Alta. has been charged with:

· Trafficking an illegal substance

· Proceeds of Crime

Shanel Stewart (35) of Lloydminster, Alta. has been charged with:

· Trafficking an illegal substance (x2)

· Proceeds of Crime (x2)

One youth was also charged with trafficking an illegal substance and proceeds of crime. A warrant has been issued for their arrest, but their name cannot be released.

This investigation is ongoing and further arrests and charges are expected.

Lloydminster RCMP



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