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Two arrested after police search of Red Deer residence finds drugs, firearm

Two Red Deerians were arrested after a local RCMP drugs seizure.

A three-month ALERT investigation with Red Deer RCMP led to the Jan. 26 search of a home in the Red Deer neighbourhood of Vanier Woods.

ALERT seized a loaded shotgun; 414 grams of methamphetamine; 174 suspected fentanyl pills; 28 grams of cocaine and $4,450 cash.

The drugs have an estimated street value of $25,000. The pills are being submitted for further analysis.

“This was a quick-hit investigation with an immediate, positive community impact for Red Deer. ALERT will continue to work alongside its partner agencies in getting harmful drugs off the street,” said Staff Sgt. Shawn Wallace, ALERT Calgary.

A 41-year-old Red Deerian was charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime, breach of a firearms prohibition order, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and possession of a loaded firearm.

A 33-year-old from Red Deer was charged with drug trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime, and breach of a release order.

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.