Nine Red Deer residents charged with cocaine trafficking

Nine Red Deer residents have been charged with cocaine trafficking following a drug investigation in the city.

Nine Red Deer residents have been charged with cocaine trafficking following a drug investigation in the city.

The week-long investigation was conducted by the Red Deer City RCMP Street Team, with help from ALERT’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.

The investigation targeted street-level drug traffickers throughout the city but focused primarily on the downtown core.

Trent Swampy, 20, of Red Deer, was charged with one count of cocaine trafficking. Swampy was remanded in custody and pleaded guilty at first appearance and received one year in jail.

Anthony Sharp, 24, was charged with one count of cocaine trafficking. Sharp was remanded in custody and is to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Thursday.

Przemyslav Trawinski, 28, was charged with two counts of cocaine trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime. He was released and will appear in Red Deer provincial court on Thursday.

Peter Rauch, 34, was charged with two counts cocaine trafficking. Rauch was released and will appear in Red Deer provincial court on Jan. 12.

Micheal Turnbull, 19, has been charged with two counts of cocaine trafficking. Turnbull was remanded in custody and will appear in Red Deer provincial court on Thursday.

Cheryl Broderick, 50, was charged with one count of cocaine trafficking.

Patrick Smith, 19, was charged with two counts of cocaine trafficking.

David Gutierrez, 23, was charged with two counts of cocaine trafficking.

Brian McFadden, 30, was charged with one count of cocaine trafficking.

Arrest warrants have been issued for Broderick, Smith, Gutierrez and McFadden.

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