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Drugs and weapons seized in Mountain View County RCMP bust

Three Red Deer County residents facing numerous drugs, stolen property, weapons charges

A month-long RCMP investigation led to a Mountain View County residence where drugs, a sawed-off shotgun, knives and crossbow were seized.

Olds RCMP, the Southern Alberta Emergency Response Team and Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit were involved in the investigation and the July 28 search of a property off Highway 791 in the county.

Two Red Deer County residents were arrested and charged with a number of drug and stolen property offences. A third suspect is still being sought by police.

The search turned up 16 grams of fentanyl, 353 grams of methamphetamine, 20 grams of suspected cocaine, five grams of suspected heroin, a sawed-off shotgun with ammunition, a crossbow and eight knives. Police also seized Milwaukee tools, still in their sealed shipping boxes.

“This was a successful operation targeting a repeat offender and his associates,” says Olds RCMP Staff Sgt Warren Wright, in a news release.. “Focusing our enforcement efforts on offenders such as these can have the largest impact on reducing crime in our communities.”

A 28-year-old Red Deer County woman and a 27-year-old Red Deer County man have been charged with three counts of possession of fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of stolen property under $5,000.

Police are still looking for a third suspect, Matthew Godine, 47, of Red Deer County. He is facing 18 charges, including three counts of possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking, possession of stolen property, five counts of failing to comply with release orders and nine weapons- and firearms-related offences.

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Paul Cowley

About the Author: Paul Cowley

Paul grew up in Brampton, Ont. and began his journalism career in 1990 at the Alaska Highway News in Fort. St. John, B.C.
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