Traffic stop on southern Alberta Blood reserve yields fentanyl, crack cocaine

An investigation by the Blood Tribe Police Service in southern Alberta has resulted in the seizure of crack cocaine and a drug believed to be fentanyl.

STANDOFF — An investigation by the Blood Tribe Police Service in southern Alberta has resulted in the seizure of crack cocaine and a drug believed to be fentanyl.

Officers with the tribal police, who also found $12,000 in cash, made the discovery during a traffic stop earlier this week.

Some weapons and a number of items believed to be stolen were also seized.

Police say two people have been arrested and face charges.

There have been several overdose deaths on the Blood reserve since the arrival of fentanyl in the community a year ago.

The chief and council declared a state of emergency earlier this year and directed all agencies in the community to work together to resolve the issue.