A two-week organized crime investigation has resulted in the seizure of drugs and weapons from an Innisfail home.
Two women were arrested.
The investigation wrapped up June 25 when members of Red Deer’s Alberta Law Enforcement Reponse Teams executed a search warrant at a house on 48th Avenue in Innisfail, with assistance from Innisfail RCMP.
Investigators seized more than $23,000 worth of drugs and cash, including fentanyl powder, methamphetamine, cocaine, gamma-hydroxybutyrate, LSD, illegal prescription pills and cannabis resin.
Proceeds of crime, amounting to $1,750 in cash, were also seized — as well as two .22-calibre rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. One of the gun barrels had been sawed off.
“The wide variety of drugs seized during this investigation is remarkable, especially for a town such as Innisfail,” said the response team’s Insp. Sean Boser.
“Being able to act quickly to get drugs and firearms out of these suspects’ hands is a big win for community safety.”
Staff Sgt. Chris Matechuk, the Innisfail RCMP detachment’s commander, said the drug trade and associated violence are not problems confined to urban centres.
“We will use every resource at our disposal to keep our community safe,” said Matechuk.
Pamela Jacobson, 43, and Keanna Chuhaniuk, 24, are each charged with drug trafficking, profiting from crime, careless use of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited firearm, and possession of a weapon obtained by crime.