ALERT Lloydminster and Consort RCMP recently worked together on a drug investigation that resulted in two arrests. (Contributed photo)

ALERT Lloydminster and Consort RCMP recently worked together on a drug investigation that resulted in two arrests. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta police team up to target drug trafficking

Consort RCMP and ALERT Lloydminster investigate

Methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl were seized after Consort RCMP and ALERT Lloydminster teamed up to tackle local drug trafficking.

Two people were charged as a result of the joint investigation.

“In a small community the problems associated with drug trafficking are amplified. Working alongside ALERT, we were able to swiftly address these concerns, simultaneously removing harmful drugs and dangerous weapons off the street,” said Consort RCMP Cpl. Chad Salmi.

The investigation concluded on March 14 when officers searched two vehicles and a residence in the Village of Consort.

Police seized 234 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 22 grams of suspected cocaine, 14 grams of fentanyl, a shotgun, a sawed-off rifle, and $197 in Canadian currency.

A 43-year-old Consort woman was charged with drug trafficking, possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, and multiple firearms offences. She was remanded into custody with a court appearance scheduled for March 21 in Red Deer Provincial Court.

A 33-year-old Edmonton man was charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, and multiple firearms offences. He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on April 8 in Coronation Provincial Court.

ALERT expanded to Lloydminster in November 2020. The specialized team is dedicated to combating organized crime and serves a larger regional footprint, including communities like Consort which is located near the Saskatchewan border, about 200 kilometers south of Lloydminster.

Anyone who suspects drug or gang activity in their community can call their local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.



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