Strathmore RCMP make arrest in trafficking of Cannabis to minors case

Strathmore, Alberta – On March 10, 2022 Strathmore RCMP received information a local resident had been selling illicit drugs to minors in the community. As a result Strathmore General Investigation Section commenced an investigation into the matter. The investigation identified several youths attending the residence, observations of drug trafficking activity, and community members willing to assist in the investigation. Sufficient evidence was collected to substantiate a charge in relation to this investigation.

The subject was located in a vehicle by Strathmore General Investigation Section members on April 24, 2022 in Strathmore at approximately 11:59 p.m.. A traffic stop was initiated and the subject was arrested in relation to this matter and two outstanding warrants for their arrest. During the arrest, a quantity of what was believed to be cocaine and crack cocaine was found in their possession. The vehicle operated by the subject was towed and various additional traffic violations were issued.

Trafficking to minors
Trafficking to minors

The subject was taken to Strathmore Detachment cells and was held for a bail hearing. As a result, Jennifer Jordan, a 45 year old Strathmore resident was charged with Unlawful Distribution of Cannabis to an Individual Under 18, and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance. At the close of the hearing, Jordan was released to attend a future court date and bound by a number of release conditions, one of which prohibits persons under 18 who are not family members from being in her residence. The investigation is ongoing and further charges may result.

“This investigation was treated as a priority in an effort to protect our youth and disrupt harmful activity in our community. I’d like to thank the community members who cooperated with our investigation which assisted in substantiating charges and led to an early intervention. This investigation is an outstanding example of collaboration between community and law enforcement to maintain public safety.” – Staff Sergeant Mark Wielgosz – Detachment Commander Strathmore RCMP

Strathmore RCMP

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