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Red Deer RCMP arrest six on drug trafficking charges

August 1, 2018 11:49 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have charged six people with drug trafficking after a series of search warrants and drug arrests over the past month resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, cocaine, GHB and fentanyl. These targeted arrests are part of Red Deer RCMP’s continuous focus on the drug trade and the violence and property crimes that accompany it. 

On July 24, members of the Red Deer RCMP drug unit conducted a search warrant on a south Red Deer hotel room and seized significant amounts of cocaine, GHB and marijuana along with cash that was seized as the proceeds of crime. 

37 year old Jarrett Albert Hart faces 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000. Hart is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on August 16 at 9:30 am. 

On July 10, members of the Red Deer RCMP drug unit conducted a search warrant at a residence in the Sunnybrook neighbourhood and seized cocaine and cash. 

28 year old Jordan Hale and 23 year old Mack Hawthorne each face one charge of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000. Hale and Hawthorne are both scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on August 23 at 9:30 am. 

On June 26, members of the Red Deer RCMP drug unit were searching for a suspect who was wanted on outstanding warrants for failing to comply with the conditions of a recognizance. RCMP located the suspect at a residence in Riverside Meadows; the suspect and two other male suspects entered a vehicle which then rammed a police vehicle. The suspect driver attempted to flee on foot but was arrested after a brief foot chase, along with the two other suspects who had remained in the vehicle. RCMP seized methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl and cash from the vehicle. One police officer sustained minor injuries in the collision. 

36 year old Ryan Karol faces charges of: possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking X 3; dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing injury; flight from police; possession of property obtained by crime; fail to remain at the scene of a collision; assault on a police officer with intent to resist arrest; failure to comply with conditions of a recognizance X 3; and driving while disqualified under the Traffic Safety Act. 

Karol is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on August 9 at 9:30 am. 

32 year old Lincoln Capel and 24 year old Shyla Grose each face three charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. They are both scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on August 9 at 9:30 am. 

“RCMP are constantly gathering intelligence through tips from the public and our ongoing covert operations in the community. These search warrants and arrests are the visible culmination of a lot of behind the scenes work that targets repeat offenders,” says Sergeant Robert Schultz with the Red Deer RCMP. “Red Deerians do an excellent job reporting suspicious and criminal activity to police, and we thank them for helping police to apply continuous pressure to drug traffickers and keep putting them before the courts.”

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

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