Watch above: For the first time, ALERT has made an arrest based on suspected online drug sales. As Emily Mertz explains, it involves the classifieds site Craigslist.
EDMONTON – For the first time, members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) have made an arrest based on suspected online drug sales.
Trevor Conrod is facing 17 drug-related charges after an investigation that started with a tip from the public last week.
Members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) found evidence to suggest the 33-year-old was using the popular classified ads site, Craigslist, to sell drugs.
“It looked that he was quite prolific not only in Edmonton, but in various areas around the province,” said ALERT spokesperson Mike Tucker.
“I’d say it was brazen and stupid on the drug dealer’s part, but it makes it fortunate for us.”
A search warrant executed at a Tamarack home in Edmonton’s southeast turned up a wide variety of drugs worth an estimated $16,000. Among them: hashish, marijuana, MDMA, cocaine, and prescription pills.
Conrod’s charges include three counts of trafficking.
He has been released on bail and is due back in court on July 25.
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