Four people were arrested and more than $130,000 in drugs and cash were seized after two recent investigations by Red Deer’s organized crime team.
Most of the seizures happened last Friday when Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams carried out three search warrants at residences in Red Deer and one at an acreage in Red Deer County, with the assistance of Red Deer RCMP.
Investigators seized at total of $2,845 in cash proceeds of crime and more than $110,000 worth of drugs, including more than 1,000 tablets of various illicit prescription drugs.
Two rifles, a handgun and a stolen vehicle were also seized. One rifle had its serial number filed off, while the handgun has been confirmed as stolen.
“Getting these drugs and guns off the streets of Red Deer goes a long way to making the community that much safer,” said Insp. Sean Boser.
Ryan Guy, 43, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, unsafe storage of a firearm and possession of proceeds of crime.
James Holley, 45, is charged with drug trafficking, possessing stolen property and proceeds of crime and three firearm-related offences.
Michael Rewega, 38, was charged with drug trafficking and four firearm-related offences.
Meanwhile, in a separate investigation that wrapped up June 7, investigators executed a search warrant at a home in the Morrisroe neighbourhood. They seized 170 grams of cocaine and $150 in cash proceeds of crime.
Megan Keddy, 36, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime.