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Red Deer RCMP seize drugs in search warrant on downtown apartment

May 29, 2017 12:22 PM

Red Deer, Alberta – A Red Deer man faces trafficking charges after Red Deer RCMP seized drugs, drug trafficking paraphernalia and weapons during a search warrant at a downtown apartment Friday night.

RCMP executed the search warrant shortly after 11 pm on May 27 at an apartment on 51 Avenue and 44 Street. On entrance, RCMP located four people in the residence and took them all into custody without incident. Two were later released without charge.

During the search, RCMP seized methamphetamine, crack cocaine and cocaine, along with various items consistent with drug trafficking; police also seized a number of weapons, including a stun gun and three machetes.

52 year old Ahmed Yonis faces the following charges:

  • CDSA 5(2) – Possession of controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking X 3
  • Criminal Code 91(2) – Possession of prohibited weapon
  • Criminal Code 117.01(1) – Possession of weapon while prohibited from possession X 2
  • Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000

Yonis made his first court appearance in Red Deer on May 29 at 9:30 am and will appear again on June 15.

24 year old Rickell Frenchman was located in the residence and was found to be wanted on outstanding warrants for assault and failing to appear in court. She was remanded to appear in court on May 29.

Red Deer RCMP continue to investigate. If you have information about this investigation, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online.


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Red Deer RCMP