Two men have been arrested and are facing several charges, after the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team conducted two searches in Fort McMurray, and seized thousands of dollars worth in illicit drugs.

Members from ALERT's Wood Buffalo unit, plus Wood Buffalo RCMP members, conducted two searches on Friday, January 20.

Individually packaged points of heroin and OxyContin tablets valued at more than $30,000 were seized – along with marijuana, more than 200 illegal cigarrettes and $4,400.

As a result, Denny Brown, 30, and Andrew Shearing, 28, are each facing two charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking, one charge each of possession of a controlled substance, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and possession of illegal cigarettes.

ALERT members have asked the public to report any gang activity in the Fort McMurray area to the gang information hotline at 780-788-GANG (4264) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).