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)
Sawed off .22 calibre rifle
two airsoft firearms
Approximately $2000 in cash
A variety of items consistent with the sale of controlled substances
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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