Wetaskiwin RCMP seized drugs with a street value of $7,500 on Oct. 6. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Wetaskiwin RCMP seized drugs with a street value of $7,500 on Oct. 6. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Central Alberta RCMP seize drugs

Wetaskiwin RCMP execute search

RCMP seized methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, GHB, and a prohibited taser from a Wetaskiwin home on Oct. 6.

Wetaskiwin RCMP said the amount of drugs seized equalled about 200 doses, and had a street value of $7,500.

Police executed a warrant at a residence in the area of 47A Avenue and 52 Street, where they also found $7,500 in Canadian currency suspected to be proceeds of crime.

Police said the investigation was a continuation of the detachment’s Crime Reduction Unit’s efforts to curb the trafficking of opioids in Wetaskiwin, which saw multiple drug overdoses in September.

A 49-year-old Wetaskiwin man was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking heroin, possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl, possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000, and possession of GHB (commonly known as the date rape drug).

He was released on $500 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on Nov. 4.



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