Three people have been arrested and nearly $70,000 worth of drugs and cash have been seized following a pair of investigations by ALERT’s organized crime team in Fort McMurray.
The province’s crime team has charged two people with child endangerment after seizing drugs at a Fort McMurray home.The two people were arrested after a search warrant was executed at a Timberlea home on April 17 before $58,000 worth of drugs and cash were seized, said the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team in a Friday release.The drugs included 151 grams of cocaine, 78 grams of MDMA powder, 389 grams of cannabis, and $33,230 in cash proceeds of crime.Two people arrested have been charged with numerous offences, including some under Alberta’s Drug Endangered Children Act after a young child was found at the home. Alberta Children’s Services has been notified. ALERT is not naming the pair in order to protect the identity of the child.The pair, aged 32 and 23, are each charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking; possession of proceeds of crime; possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling without authorization; and child endangerment.In an earlier investigation, on March 29, ALERT executed a search warrant at an apartment building in the Eagle Ridge subdivision. In this instance, investigators seized around $11,000 worth of drugs and cash, including 100 grams of crack cocaine, 88 grams of a cocaine buffing agent, and $955 in cash proceeds of crime.Varinder Singh, 25, is charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime.