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Six arrested in separate drug investigations in Fort McMurray
ALERT released a photo showing drugs and a firearm seized as part of two investigations in Fort McMurray in early May, 2017. Supplied.
Published Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:34PM MDT
ALERT said a pair of investigations in Fort McMurray has led to the seizure of more than a kilogram of cocaine, and six people arrested and charged.
The first search took place in a home on Manning Avenue on May 3. Investigators found 612 grams of cocaine, one kilogram of a cocaine buffing agent, and $2,000 cash proceeds of crime.
The second search was carried out in two Timberlea homes and a vehicle. In that case, ALERT seized a shotgun, 860 grams of cocaine and $10,000 cash proceeds of crime.
As a result of the search on Manning Avenue, two Fort McMurray residents were arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking: Mohamed Omar, 24, and Bayan Idris, 27.
After the second search, four Edmonton residents were arrested and charged with a total of 11 drug-related charges: Jordan Steele, 33, Travis Ferko, 25, Kyle Koehn, 25, and Devyn Smith, 21.
ALERT said investigators the cocaine had an estimated value of $150,000.
Anyone with information on these investigations is asked to call the Fort McMurray dedicated gang tipline at 780-788-GANG (4264).