Parkland RCMP drug trafficking investigation results in an arrest: Drayton Valley

Drayton Valley, Alberta – The Parkland RCMP Drug Unit initiated an investigation of a suspect believed to be trafficking prohibited substances. With assistance from the Drayton Valley RCMP GIS section, the Parkland RCMP Drug Unit gathered intelligence and obtained search warrants. On Feb. 18, 2021, the Parkland RCMP Drug Unit, with the assistance of the Parkland RCMP Crime Reduction Unit executed two search warrants in Drayton Valley after concluding their investigation. Drayton Valley RCMP assisted with the arrest and took custody of the suspect.

Drayton Valley, Alberta
Drayton Valley, Alberta

Tyson Niles (33) of Stony Plain, Alta. was arrested and charged with:

· Possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl

· Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine

· Possession of property obtained by crime

As a result of the arrest and search warrants, the following was located:

· 23.3 grams of Fentanyl, equivalent to approximately 233 doses sold at street level (unless uncut – pure Fentanyl at 23.3 grams would be 23,300 doses)

· 26.8 grams of Methamphetamine, equivalent to 268 doses sold at street level

· $4870.00 in Canadian Currency

· Stolen Honda generator

Tyson Niles was held for a bail hearing before being released. He is scheduled to appear on March 16, 2021 in Drayton Valley Provincial Court.

Our community’s safety and well-being is Parkland RCMP’s priority.  We are attacking drug trafficking at the street level in an effort to stop the flow of drugs into our communities. The RCMP’s role in relation to drugs isn’t simply one of law enforcement. We also work with our partners and our communities to reduce demand for such substances through prevention and awareness.

 By keeping drugs off our streets and out of our communities, we’re helping prevent addiction and criminal behaviour.

Parkland RCMP

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