A joint forces investigation involving Drumheller RCMP and ALERT has led to the arrest of a suspected drug dealer and the seizure of methamphetamine.
Police made the arrest and seizure on Nov.19 and a small amount methamphetamine was also seized.
The suspect was allegedly selling drugs in the vicinity of a playground and daycare, a factor that can be taken into consideration during sentencing.
“It is reprehensible to think how this suspect potentially exposed children to such harmful substances and needlessly put them at risk,” said Staff Sgt. Ed Bourque, Drumheller RCMP.
Quentin Eatmon, a 51-year-old man from Drumheller, was charged with drug trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime.
Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.
ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.