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Red Deer RCMP arrest and charge area drug dealer

January 11, 2022 2:38 PM

Red Deer, Alta. - Last week, Red Deer RCMP arrested and charged an area drug dealer following a multi-week investigation.

The arrest occurred on July 15, 2020 where members the General Investigation Unit arrested 34-year-old Samantha Lewis in Sylvan Lake following an alleged drug deal. Lewis was found to be in possession of one ounce of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking and a prohibited weapon. Lewis is charged with possession for the purposes of trafficking, and possession of a prohibited weapon.

Another individual was arrested and found in possession of one and half ounces cocaine for the purposes of trafficking and $11,100 cash, believed to be the proceeds of crime. Charges against this individual are pending and cannot be named at this time.

“A seizure of this magnitude equates to approximately 100 doses of cocaine,” said Sgt. Paul Glanville. “This not only causes harm on an individual user level, but on a community level, has trickle down crime impacts stemming from impairment and drug dealing.” said Sgt. Paul Glanville.

Photos of the seized items are attached.

019-PES-two-7-g-bags 016-PE4-7-g-bags Envelope_with_cocaine
025-PE6-contents-money 026-PE6-contents-cash Butterfly_knife_2


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Red Deer RCMP

File no. 2020839132