Cochrane RCMP joint investigation with ALERT results in drug trafficking charges for Calgary male

Cochrane, Alberta – After a three-month long investigation, the Cochrane RCMP have charged and arrested a male with drug trafficking.

Cochrane RCMP and the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT), carried out a successful operation in January of this year targeting street level drug trafficking on the Stony Nakoda First Nation whereby quantities of fentanyl were seized. A warrant for the arrest of the male was subsequently issued.

File Photo - Drugs
File Photo – Drugs

Robert Barrie Pettitt (38), a resident of Calgary was arrested on Feb. 3, 2021 and is facing the following charges:

Trafficking in a controlled drug or substance (x2)

One count of possession of proceeds of crime

After a Judicial hearing, Pettitt was released to appear in Cochrane Provincial Court on March 9, 2021.

As this matter is now before the courts, no further updates are anticipated.

If you suspect illicit drug activity in your community, please contact Cochrane RCMP at 403-932-2211 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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RCMP – Southern Alberta District

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