A joint investigation between Red Deer RCMP and ALERT resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of drugs, 15 guns and lead to 60 charges against five suspected drug dealers.
The investigations began in August 2020 and culminated with search warrants being executed on Jan. 27 of this year. A total of four Red Deer homes were searched.
“Our collaboration with ALERT on investigations of this nature are critical in targeting the illicit drug trade,” says Sgt. Paul Glanville, GIS. “This is a top priority of the Red Deer RCMP to reduce crime and keep our citizens safe.”
Red Deer RCMP arrested David Clarke, 40 and Kelly Mason, 32 both of Red Deer. Arrest warrants have been issued for three other suspects, all from Red Deer, Eric Becker, 32, Amanda Quick, 32, Nicole Lamarsh, 35.
Combined, both investigations seized nearly $90,000 worth of drugs and cash, including, 593 grams of methamphetamine; 152 grams of fentanyl; 69 grams of cocaine; 1,416 millilitres of GHB; 28 grams of psilocybin mushrooms 65 illicit prescription pills and $10,865 cash.
Fifteen firearms were seized, including five rifles, five handguns, three shotguns, and two homemade zip guns. The homemade guns will be sent to RCMP’s National Weapons Enforcement Support Team for forensic analysis and ballistics testing.