Five arrested, weapons and drugs seized at northwest Edmonton residence

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service has arrested five individuals on 35 outstanding warrants and laid 19 new charges following the execution of a search warrant at a northwest Edmonton residence last week.

In January 2021, the EPS Alberta Avenue BEATS team initiated an investigation into suspected drug dealing activities at a residential property in the neighbourhood. On Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, the BEATS team, the EPS Tactical Unit and the EPS Canine Unit executed a search warrant at the residence in the area of 112 Avenue and 93 Street. Five individuals, two males and three females, were arrested as a result. During the search of the residence, police located drugs, firearms, replica firearms, ammunition, body armour and cash, including:

26.5 grams methamphetamine (estimated street value $2650)

1911 handgun

Sawed off .22 calibre rifle

GSG-16 firearm

two airsoft firearms

Body armour

Approximately $2000 in cash

Cellphone

A variety of items consistent with the sale of controlled substances

Five arrested, weapons and drugs seized at northwest Edmonton residence
(EPS) Five arrested, weapons and drugs seized at northwest Edmonton residence
Five arrested, weapons and drugs seized at northwest Edmonton residence
(EPS) Five arrested, weapons and drugs seized at northwest Edmonton residence

Kasey Hetherington, 23, Rayannen Anderson 25, Michelle Smith, 54, and Saydie Desjarlais, 24, were all taken into custody for a total of 34 outstanding warrants, including theft over $5,000, possession of stolen property over $5,000, break and enter, fraud under $5,000, theft under $5,000, possession of someone else’s identity document and failure to attend court.

David Simard, 28, was also taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for failing to comply with a probation order and is now facing 19 additional charges including, possess prohibited firearm (x6), possess body armour without valid permit, possess stolen property under $5,000 (x2), possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of firearm knowing possession is unauthorized.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: 21R014

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