Police seize 1.5 Kilograms of cocaine, 4000 Ecstasy tablets, guns and cash
Wood Buffalo RCMP executed several search warrants in the Fort McMurray area on April 15, 2012, as part of a drug investigation that began in February of this year.
At the same time police were searching several homes in Fort McMurray, Edmonton Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit also executed a search warrant on an Edmonton area home as part of the investigation.
During the search, police allegedly seized two vehicles, approximately 1.5 Kilograms of cocaine, over 4,000 ecstasy tablets, over 15 grams of marijuana, three firearms and nearly $19,000 in cash.
Five people have been arrested as a result of the investigation. 25-year old Justin Tulk, of Edmonton, 20-year old Alexandra Annis, of Edmonton, 27-year old Zachary Bell of Fort McMurray, 26-year old David Doyle of Fort McMurray and 22-year old Rebecca Martin of Fort McMurray have all been charged.
Constable Christina Wilkins of the Wood Buffalo RCMP says an arrest warrant has also been issued for 27-year old Brian Ainscow of the Fort McMurray area, in relation to charges stemming from the investigation.
The accused have all been released on substantial cash bail amounts with strict conditions and are expected to appear in Fort McMurray Provincial court on May 29, 2012, to face the following charges:
• 2 counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
• 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance
• 3 counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000
• 21 counts of various Weapons offences
• 2 counts of Firearms Trafficking
The investigation is part of an on-going project with Wood Buffalo RCMP Drug Section and Crime Reduction Team 2 working together with the Vancouver RCMP Drug Section and CFSEU-Edmonton.
If you have information about this crime, please call the Wood Buffalo RCMP at (780) 788-4000, or if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com.