EDMONTON -- A 39-year old man is facing multiple charges after the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) seized more than $700,000 worth of drugs and cash from a home in west Edmonton.

Garret Nybakken was arrested at his home and charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, proceeds of crime, breach a firearms prohibition and charges under the cannabis act.

Police say they also found hundreds of rounds of ammunition, which Nybakken is not allowed to have because of a previous conviction. 

According to a news release, ALERT Edmonton's organized crime and gang team searched a residence in the Glastonbury neighbouhood Monday, as the result of a short-term investigation and made the seizure with help from the Edmonton Police Service. 

In total, police seized:

  • 2,150 grams of cocaine.
  • 1,900 grams of methamphetamine.
  • 94 grams of fentanyl.
  • 261 grams of ketamine.
  • 12,200 grams of cannabis.
  • 2,100 grams of psilocybin mushrooms.
  • 50 tabs of LSD.
  • 100 milliliters of GHB.
  • 14,000 grams of buffing agents.
  • $74,670 cash.

"The significance of that is a lot of these substances that we've seen on the streets of Edmonton. It boils right down to the social impact," said S/Sgt. Lance Parker. "Methamphetamine right now is making a huge comeback. We're seeing more of it."