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Red Deer RCMP arrest 15 in drug trafficking sweep

June 28, 2018 8:14 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – The Red Deer RCMP drug section have charged 15 people with 69 offences including 38 drug trafficking offences after an investigation last month culminated in multiple arrests and the seizure of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine from multiple suspects. 

The coordinated drug sweep took place between April 30 and May 15, and resulted in Red Deer RCMP taking significant amounts of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine off the streets and out of the hands of alleged drug traffickers. 

  • 39 year old Stephen Dwayne Gibbon faces charges for trafficking X 4 (cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl), possession of GHB, possession of property obtained by crime X 2, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 28.
  • 26 year old Ashley Justine Durette faces charges for trafficking X 2 (cocaine), possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine and possession of property obtained by crime X 2. She is scheduled to appear in court on June 28.
  • 33 year old Jordan Daniel Ewing faces charges for trafficking X 5 (methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl), possession of property obtained by crime X 2 and possession of a prohibited weapon. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 28.
  • 31 year old Karri Lynn Lukens faces charges for trafficking X 3 (methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl) and possession of a prohibited weapon. She is scheduled to appear in court on June 28.
  • 35 year old Brent Lee Hollinger faces charges for trafficking X 3 (methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl) and possession of a prohibited weapon. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 28.
  • 58 year old Darcy Johner faces charges for trafficking X 2 (cocaine) and possession of property obtained by crime X 2. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 28.
  • 45 year old Cory Neitz faces charges for trafficking X 3 (cocaine) and possession of property obtained by crime. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 28.
  • 35 year old Michael James Munro faces charges for trafficking X 3 (cocaine) and possession of property obtained by crime X 3. He is scheduled to appear in court on September 17.
  • 20 year old Chantel Mary Christopher faces charges for trafficking X 2 (cocaine). She is scheduled to appear in court on June 28.
  • 46 year old Clarke Kent Berdahl faces charges for trafficking X 4 (methamphetamine, fentanyl) and possession of fentanyl. He is scheduled to appear in court on August 2.
  • 36 year old Dana Gene Austin faces charges for trafficking X 2 (methamphetamine) and possession of property obtained by crime X 2. He is scheduled to appear in court on January 22, 2019.
  • 28 year old Cassandra Dawn Reimer faces charges for trafficking X 3 (methamphetamine, heroin) and possession of heroin. She is scheduled to appear in court on June 28.
  • 24 year old Kenton James Wood faces charges for possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine and failure to comply with recognizance conditions. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 28.
  • 27 year old Brandon Terrence Regush faces charges for trafficking X 3 (cocaine) and possession of property obtained by crime X 3. A warrant in the first instance has been issued for his arrest.
  • 32 year old Christopher Gerald McMurray faces charges for trafficking ephedrine hydrochloride and possession of property obtained by crime. A warrant in the first instance has been issued for his arrest.

“Reductions in drugs and property crimes are a priority in the Red Deer RCMP annual policing plan, and we use an intelligence-driven model to target and disrupt the drug trade in the community,” says Sergeant Robert Schultz of the Red Deer RCMP. “The drug trade feeds property crime and violent crime and compounds existing social issues, and the impact of these 15 trafficking arrests will be felt. Our goal is to reduce crime by addressing the root causes.” 

 

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Media contact:
Sgt. Robert Schultz
Red Deer RCMP
403-391-4034

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