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Red Deer RCMP - Seizure of illegal cigarettes leads to drugs and cash

January 11, 2022 2:38 PM

A Red Deer man is facing charges of possession for the purposes of trafficking after RCMP made an arrest last week.

Police were tipped off about a person selling illegal cigarettes at a Red Deer business. A 43-year-old male from Red Deer was arrested on July 15, 2020 and remains in police custody with charges pending. The individual was found to be in possession of:

  • 30,615 illegal cigarettes
  • 10 grams of hash
  • Three grams of cocaine
  • $3306 in cash believed to be from the proceeds of crime
  • Documents related to trafficking contraband

Photos of the seized items are attached.

Red Deer RCMP General Investigation Unit thanks the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission and the Calgary Police Service who assisted with this investigation.

 table full of seized items including cash and cigarettes

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Red Deer RCMP


File no. 2020971546