Grande Prairie, Alberta – Grande Prairie RCMP arrested a male and seized drugs following a drug trafficking investigation by the Grande Prairie RCMP Municipal Drug Enforcement Unit.
After receiving complaints from Montrose area residents an investigation was initiated into drug trafficking. On Feb. 12, 2021, members of the Grande RCMP Municipal Enforcement Drug Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in the Montrose neighbourhood of Grande Prairie. The search resulted in the seizure of the following:
· 160 Grams of Methamphetamine
· 44 Grams of Fentanyl
· 20 Grams of Crack Cocaine
David Ernest KENDELL (57) of Grande Prairie was charged with:
· Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine
· Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl
· Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
· Possession of Proceeds of Crime Over $5000
· Fail to Comply with Release Order x 2
KENDELL is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Mar. 24, 2021.
The RCMP would like to thank the community members and Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) for their assistance in the investigation. SCAN is a unit of the Alberta Sheriffs that helps keep communities safe by dealing with problem properties that are being used for specific illegal activity such as drug trafficking, prostitution, child exploitation and gang related crime. The SCAN unit makes communities safer by using civil legislation to target residential and commercial problem properties in rural and urban Alberta where specified illegal activity is occurring regularly.
Scan can be contacted toll-free at 1866-960-SCAN(7226) or by visiting the alberta.ca website.
The RCMP remains fully committed in building “safe communities” and enforcing laws to their fullest extent, in order to achieve this goal. Members of the public who suspect drug activity in their community are encouraged to contact their local RCMP detachment.
If you have information about this incident or any other illegal activity, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
Grande Prairie RCMP
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