Multiple Search Warrants lead to drug trafficking charges in Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Wetaskiwin, Alberta – On July 30th, 2022, the Wetaskiwin RCMP Crime Reduction Unit with the assistance of Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment members executed multiple search warrants in Wetaskiwin. As a result of this investigation into the supply of methamphetamine and fentanyl into the city, a vehicle stop was conducted in Wetaskiwin, and the driver arrested. Search warrants were then conducted on a residence, and multiple vehicles. As a result of the search, 270 grams of methamphetamine, 8 grams of fentanyl, over $10,000 cash believed to be proceeds of crime, a sawed-off shotgun, and two motor vehicles were seized.

As a result of the investigation, the following persons have been charged:

Marwan Tabet, 57 years old, of Wetaskiwin, Alberta has been charged with:

Trafficking in a controlled substance (X3)

Possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking

Possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking

Trafficking in property obtained by crime

Tabet was brought before a Justice, and later released to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial court on August 30th, 2022

Multiple Search Warrants lead to drug trafficking charges in Wetaskiwin, Alberta
Multiple Search Warrants lead to drug trafficking charges in Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Jason Gauthier, 43 years old, of Edmonton, Alberta, has been charged with:

Possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking

Possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking

Possession of property obtained by Crime

Unauthorized possession of a firearm

Careless use of a firearm

Gauthier was brought before a Justice, and later released to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial court on August 30th, 2022

This matter is before the courts, no updates are anticipated.

If you have information in regards to drug related crime in the community, you can contact Wetaskiwin RCMP at (780) 312-7200. 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 “P3Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store

Wetaskiwin RCMP

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