Four charged after large drug seizure
Published Tuesday, October 29, 2013 4:02PM MDT
Edmonton police collaborated with Australian Federal Police and New South Wales Police to arrest four people involved in an alleged extortion scheme.
Edmonton police have laid charges against four individuals, after a weekend traffic stop on the city’s west side lead to drug charges.
Police said on Sunday evening, West Division detectives stopped a vehicle in the area of 110 Avenue and 149 Street.
Officers found the driver didn’t have a license, and two people inside the car were found to be in breach of their release conditions.
Detectives searched the vehicle, and found a can of bear spray, and a number of bags containing 693 grams of soft cocaine, 112 grams of hard cocaine, 7 grams of marijuana, and a bottle of Oxycontin pills – along with more than $5,000 in cash.
It’s estimated the street value of the seized drugs is $60,000.
Now, Denny Joseph Brown, 32, Kelly Alvin Gladue, 36, Robert Leonard Deschamps, 34 and Jade Buro, 20, are each charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of stolen property.