Wetaskiwin RCMP believe they have put a stop to a marijuana trafficking operation.
Wednesday, police assisted with executing a search warrant at a residence in the community. They found several items that indicated a male living in the home was trafficking pot.
Among the items seized were 127 illegally packaged 11-gram packets of marijuana, a butterfly knife, a prohibited knife, a prohibited SKS rifle and $20,000 in cash.
David Joseph Williams, 42, of Wetaskiwin, is charged with a number of offiences, including possession for the purpose of distributing and possession of stolen property over $5,000.
He was brought before a justice of the peace and released on a $2,500 promise-to-pay release order. Williams is scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin provincial court on Feb. 25.