Mayerthorpe RCMP investigates drug trafficking, search executed and two arrested

Mayerthorpe, Alberta – On Dec. 8, 2021, Mayerthorpe RCMP, along with the assistance of Evansburg RCMP, RCMP Police Dog Services and SCAN team, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a residence and two involved vehicles in Mayerthorpe. As a result, controlled drugs and substances, cash as well as various drug paraphernalia used for the purposes of trafficking were seized.

During the execution of the search warrant, approximately $2500.00 cash was seized as well as the following:

· Just over 30 grams of Cocaine

· Multiple vials of steroids

· 81 steroid capsules

· Over 700 capsules and tablets of various prescription medication, not prescribed to the accused

· Packaged medical needles/syringes

· Several cellular devices

· 1 prohibited weapon

Cocaine
File Photo – Cocaine

Garen James McNair (39) and Michele Juliane Harder (37) both of Mayerthorpe, have each been charged with possession of Cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of Testosterone for the purpose of trafficking, possession of Oxymetholone for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a prohibited weapon.

They have both been released from custody and are scheduled to appear in Mayerthorpe Provincial Court on Jan. 27, 2022.

“Those that traffic in illicit drugs destroy lives, homes, and communities,” says Corporal Greg Anderson, Mayerthorpe RCMP. “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 Mayerthorpe RCMP at 780-786-2291 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, 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.

Mayerthorpe RCMP

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