Grande Prairie RCMP Crime Reduction Unit investigation leads to drug charges for Edmonton man

Grande Prairie, Alberta – Grande Prairie RCMP have arrested an individual and seized drugs following a traffic stop.

On May 24, 2022 at approximately 5:20 p.m. Grande Prairie RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) officers were making proactive patrols on 92 Street by 68 Avenue in Grande Prairie, Alberta and conducted a vehicle stop. As a result of the traffic stop, the officers began a drug investigation leading to the arrest of the driver for possessing controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking.

Arrested
(File Photo) Arrested

A search incidental to arrest resulted in the discovery and seizure of:

· 2 cell phones

· $1,015.00 in Canadian currency

· 33 dime bags with 28.5 grams of cocaine

Brian Williams (38) of Edmonton has been charged with one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Following a judicial hearing, Williams was released on conditions and will appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on July 20, 2022.

Crime reduction continues to be a policing priority for the Grande Prairie RCMP. Proactive enforcement such as this demonstrates our commitment to Alberta’s Crime Reduction strategy and helps create a safer community.

If you have information about this incident or any other illegal activity, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can 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.

Grande Prairie RCMP

CORRECTION: The date and time of the event have been corrected.

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