June 2018 RCMP News Archive

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Red Deer RCMP seize stolen vehicles, IDs and fentanyl in search warrants

June 28, 2018 8:16 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP GIS members executed two unrelated drug search warrants in June, one in Red Deer and another in collaboration with Sylvan Lake RCMP at an Eckville residence. The searches resulted in 47 charges against four people, took fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine off the street and led to the recovery of two stolen vehicles. 

On June 12, Red Deer RCMP GIS members executed search warrants on a storage unit in north Red Deer and a residence on 56 Street in the Waskasoo neighbourhood as a result of a drug investigation that began in April. Two men and a woman were taken into custody and face a total of 42 charges. RCMP seized fentanyl, methamphetamine, a stolen Subaru Impreza, a stolen Nissan Altima, and numerous pieces of stolen identification. 

33 year old Saleem El-Majzoub faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000 X 2
  • Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000 X 11
  • CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance X 2 (fentanyl and methamphetamine)

Saleem El-Majzoub was remanded to appear in court on June 21; he is scheduled to appear again on June 27 at 9:30 am. 

36 year old Fatima El-Majzoub faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000 X 2
  • Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000 X 11

Fatima El-Majzoub was remanded to appear in court on June 15; she is scheduled to appear again on June 27 at 9:30 am. 

58 year old Joerg Karl Wunsch faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000 X 2
  • Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000 X 11
  • CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance (fentanyl)

At the time of his arrest, Joerg Wunsch was wanted by police after being identified as the suspect in a series of shoplifting incidents over the past few months in which thousands of dollars worth of cosmetics and fragrances were stolen from several stores. He faces three charges of theft under $5,000 (CC 334(b)) and one charge of failing to attend court (CC 145(5)) on those matters. 

Wunsch is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on June 27 at 8:30 am on all charges. 

In an unrelated drug trafficking investigation, the Red Deer RCMP GIS drug unit and Sylvan Lake RCMP executed a search warrant at a residence in Eckville on June 15. The investigation began in late May as part of the Priority Crimes Task Force focus on drug and property crimes activity through neighbouring police jurisdictions in central Alberta. RCMP seized approximately 175 grams of what is believed to be cocaine, oxycodone, hydromorphone, two large bags of marijuana, numerous items consistent with drug trafficking and almost $13,000 in cash. 

23 year old Brent James Devine faces the following charges:

  • CDSA 5(2) – Possession for the purpose of trafficking X 2 (cocaine, cannabis)
  • CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance X 2
  • Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

Brent Devine made his first court appearance in Red Deer on June 22 and is scheduled to appear again on June 28 at 9:30 am.

“One of our top priorities in the Red Deer RCMP Annual Policing Plan is the reduction of drug and property crimes. These investigations are examples of the energy RCMP focus on taking drugs off the streets and putting alleged drug dealers before the courts through shared intelligence and partnerships with our policing partners,” says Sergeant Robert Schultz of the Red Deer RCMP. “Criminals don’t respect jurisdictional boundaries and so our crime reduction efforts don’t, either.”  

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

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