Grande Prairie ALERT CFSEU arrest and charge three for drug trafficking and weapons offences

Grande Prairie, Alberta – Grande Prairie Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) Combined Enforcement Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) began a drug trafficking investigation in October 2021, that has resulted in arrests and charges.

On Dec. 3, 2021, Grande Prairie ALERT CFSEU obtained search warrants for a vehicle and a residence that were executed in the City of Grande Prairie, with the assistance of the Grande Prairie RCMP and the Grande Prairie RCMP Police Dog Service. The following items were seized from the vehicle: a quantity of cocaine and a quantity of Canadian currency.

A search of the residence resulted in a seizure of the following: clothing with police markings, 3 shotguns, automatic rifle, rifle, over 1000 rounds assorted ammunition, drug paraphernalia and numerous unknown pills.

Adam Thomas David Garlow (35), Danielle Sheri Sutherland (26) and Dustin Franklin Russell (30), all of Grande Prairie are jointly charged with:

· Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm (x5)

· Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Firearm

· Unsafe Storage of a Firearm

Adam Thomas David Garlow is additionally charged with:

· Trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine) (x2)

· Failure to Comply with Release Order (x2)

Grande Prairie ALERT CFSEU arrest and charge three for drug trafficking and weapons offences
Grande Prairie ALERT CFSEU arrest and charge three for drug trafficking and weapons offences

Danielle Sheri Sutherland is additionally charged with:

· Trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine)

Dustin Franklin Russell is additionally charged with:

· Trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine)

· Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine)

· Possession of Proceeds of Crime under $5,000

· Possession of a weapon while prohibited

Following judicial hearings, Garlow was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Dec. 13, 2021; both Sutherland and Russell were released to attend Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Jan. 5, 2022.

“This investigation has resulted in a quantity of guns and firearms being taken off the streets of Grande Prairie,” says S/Sgt. Tim Fralick of Grande Prairie ALERT CFSEU. “These investigations focus attention to the success of the ALERT model and by working with the Grande Prairie RCMP we continued our commitment to combating drugs and weapons offences towards safer communities.”

Grande Prairie RCMP

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