Sylvan Lake RCMP make an arrest for drug trafficking and firearms offences

Sylvan Lake RCMP General Investigation Section began investigating a drug complaint at the end of March. As a result, on April 23, 2021 a search warrant was executed at a residence in Sylvan Lake.

Sylvan Lake, Alberta – Sylvan Lake RCMP have arrested two people for trafficking and firearms offences following a month long investigation.

Sylvan Lake RCMP General Investigation Section began investigating a drug complaint at the end of March. As a result, on April 23, 2021 a search warrant was executed at a residence in Sylvan Lake.

During the search, several items were seized including what is believed to be; 170 grams of cocaine, 26 grams of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and 66 grams of psilocybin mushrooms.

Police also located and seized a firearm, drug trafficking paraphernalia and approximately $2000 in Canadian currency.

During the search, several items were seized including what is believed to be; 170 grams of cocaine, 26 grams of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and 66 grams of psilocybin mushrooms. Police also located and seized a firearm, drug trafficking paraphernalia and approximately $2000 in Canadian currency.
(RCMP) During the search, several items were seized including what is believed to be; 170 grams of cocaine, 26 grams of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and 66 grams of psilocybin mushrooms.
Police also located and seized a firearm, drug trafficking paraphernalia and approximately $2000 in Canadian currency.

Darren Ballentine (53) and Marie Gosselin (40), both from Sylvan Lake, Alta have been charged with:

Possession for the purpose of trafficking (x2)

Possession of an illegal substance

Possession of stolen property (x2)

Unsafe storage of a firearm

Unauthorized possession of a firearm

“Those that choose to traffic illicit drugs and participate in criminal activities are destroying lives and impact the safety and security of our communities,” says Staff Sergeant Jeff McBeth, detachment commander of the Sylvan Lake RCMP Detachment. “Every seizure we make plays a significant part in making our streets safer.”

If you have any information about this, or any other crime, please call the Sylvan Lake RCMP at 403-858-7200 or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

Sylvan Lake RCMP



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