Edmonton Police make significant illicit drug seizure

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) have requested warrants for two males involved in a significant drug seizure in southwest Edmonton.

On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, Southwest Branch patrol officers were called to a suite in a condominium complex in the area of 22 Avenue SW and 120 Street to investigate a drug complaint. Initial observations resulted in the officers consulting with the Edmonton Drug and Gang Enforcement Unit (EDGE) culminating in a CDSA Search Warrant being obtained for the suite. The EDGE Clandestine Lab Response Team attended the location and seized the following items:

12.4 kilograms of fentanyl (approximate street value of $2,170,000.00)

234.92 grams of carfentanyl (approximate street value of $41,950.00)

239.9 grams of methamphetamine (approximate street value of $6,400.00)

Total approximate street value of the drugs seized: over $2,200,000.00

Photo of drugs seized
Photo of drugs seized

“A drug seizure of this magnitude is quite substantial,” says Staff Sergeant Dave Paton of EDGE. “Removing this amount of fentanyl from city streets will certainly reduce victimization in our community, in particular the victimization of members of our vulnerable populations who are frequently targeted.”

Warrants have since been issued for Kenneth Murray Matthews, 27, and Karnvir Singh Sandhu, 26, who are jointly charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking (x2), production of a controlled substance, possession of anything intended to produce a controlled substance and mischief over $5,000.

 Kenneth Murray Matthews, 27
Kenneth Murray Matthews, 27
Karnvir Singh Sandhu, 26
Karnvir Singh Sandhu, 26

In addition, Catherine Pheobie Matthews, 65, was charged with uttering a forged document and impersonation for her role in the investigation.

Anyone with information to the whereabouts of Kenneth Matthews or Karnvir Sandhu or about this crime is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: 23R034

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