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Drug charges laid after search

Red Deer city RCMP have laid charges against a Red Deer man in connection with drug bust inside an apartment building on Friday.

The Red Deer RCMP Street Team, along with the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT), executed a judicially authorized search warrant inside the building located at 4758 53rd St. in Red Deer.

About 5.4 kg (12 pounds of marijuana), a small amount of hash and $1,000 were seized.

Police believe the street value of the drugs seized is $31,000.

Chad West, 23, has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds obtained by crime.

West will appear in Red Deer provincial court on Jan. 8.



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