UPDATED: Red Deer RCMP seize house, more than $14,000 in cash

A 58-year-old man is facing drug trafficking charges

Two years after a police search found drugs and stolen property in a house that backs onto a school, police have been granted an application to seize the home.

A 58-year-old Red Deer man found in the home, 37 Wells St., is now facing four money laundering related charges. The house backs onto Westpark Middle School.

On June 17, 2015, police executed a search warrant at the semi-detached home and found 10,000 prescription pills and about $14,000 in cash.

The house, worth $300,000 and the cash are now frozen and a RCMP application to seize the house and cash will be determined at a property disposal hearing scheduled for Sept. 18.

The new charges come after a detailed investigation into money laundering led by the Red Deer RCMP fraud unity’s financial crimes investigator and supported by the Financial Transaction and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada’s financial intelligence unit.

“This was an extremely detail-oriented investigation, tracing the movement of numerous sums of money from various sources over the course of almost two years,” said Const. William Lewadniak, Red Deer RCMP financial crimes investigator in a news release.

“Red Deer RCMP’s goal in using the Civil Asset Forfeiture Program is to take the profit out of crime, cripple the financial core of organized crime, and make it more difficult for criminals to continue to break the law.”

Two doors down from the house now seized by police, Braydon Dupe said he had always wondered about the property, which features a large two-story garage that takes up most of the yard.

He was shocked to learn what was going on at the home.

If the court rules the property was obtained by crime or used to commit crime, the court can direct proceeds from its sale to compensate victims, reimburse expenses or be forfeited to the Civil Forfeiture Fund.

Among the new charges laid against Allie Gader, 58, are laundering the proceeds of crime, fraud, trafficking in stolen property over $5,000 and possession of stolen property over $5,000. He is scheduled to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Nov. 22 on these charges.

Gader is scheduled to stand trial on four counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000. The trial is scheduled to start on Oct. 10 in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench and run for three days.

mcrawford@reddeeradvocate.com

Just Posted

New teaching standards applauded

New code of standards affecting teachers, principals and superintendents to kick in Sept. 1, 2019

UPDATED: Agriculture minister speaks to cattle producers

2018 Alberta Beef Industry Conference underway in Red Deer

More than 70 in Red Deer experience poverty through simulation

More than 70 people experienced the daily troubles of families struggling to… Continue reading

Huge RV resort proposed for Buffalo Lake

Some residents feel 800-lot RV resort too big for area

Updated: Red Deer gets WHL Bantam Draft and Awards Banquet

WHL will holds its draft and awards ceremony in Red Deer for next three years

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

You don’t need to chop like a TV chef to get the job done

Standing in line at the emergency room, makeshift bandage around my finger,… Continue reading

Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection

CURIEUSE ISLAND, Seychelles — With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and… Continue reading

Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump endorsed stricter gun-control measures Thursday, including raising… Continue reading

Red Deer blood clinic in need of 600 donors

Aunt encourages Central Albertans to donate blood after losing nephew

Court considers banning diesel cars in German cities

BERLIN — A German court began considering Thursday whether authorities should ban… Continue reading

US women beat Canada in Olympic hockey; Gisin tops Shiffrin

PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of — A tense shootout, a dazzling deke and… Continue reading

Trudeau: Invitation should not have gone to Sikh extremist

NEW DELHI — A man who was convicted of trying to assassinate… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month