Three go to trial following raid on Red Deer homes

A drug investigation that resulted in a police raid on two houses in the fall of 2008 has resulted in three people being ordered to stand trial.

A drug investigation that resulted in a police raid on two houses in the fall of 2008 has resulted in three people being ordered to stand trial.

The accused were ordered to stand trial on Monday following a preliminary hearing in Red Deer provincial court.

Mohammed Ahmed Mohamoud, 26, Dursa Tofik, 26, and Fawisa Hassan 21, all of Red Deer, will appear in Court of Queen’s Bench on Dec. 7 to have a trial date set.

They were charged in September 2008 when city RCMP raided residences in Deer Park and Bower subdivisions.

Police seized a quantity of cocaine, a firearm and an undisclosed amount of cash.

A ban on publication ordered at the preliminary prohibits any information from the hearing from being published.

The accused were ordered to stand trial on most of the numerous charges, except where the court found insufficient evidence to warrant they stand trial on the possession of alleged stolen electronic equipment.

Mohamoud, who has been in custody since the raid, is charged with trafficking in cocaine, unsafe storage of a firearm, possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, breaching several conditions of a previous release order, and possession of the proceeds of crime.

Tofik and Hassan are both charged with single counts of possession of a prohibited weapon, unsafe storage of a firearm, trafficking in a narcotic, possession of a narcotic for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime.

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