Drug-infused baked goods included in major Edmonton bust

Watch above: A police raid has netted officers a sizeable amount of cash and drugs – some contained in baked goods.

EDMONTON – Search warrants executed at two west-end locations by Edmonton police have uncovered a significant drug operation.

Officers seized drug-infused baked goods, other drugs and cash – valued at more than $300,000 – from the two locations.

An investigation by police and Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) led to the seizure of various forms of illicit drugs that were being packaged and sold from a business.

“They had a section in the store basically set up like a bakery,” said Cst. Bryce Ottenbreit with the Edmonton Police Service.

For three months, beginning in July, officers conducted a drug investigation after reports of suspicious activity at a business in the area of 109 Avenue and 166A Street.

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Police say search warrants were conducted at the business, Studio Music Foundation, and a residence near 165 Street and 107 Avenue.

Police seized individually packaged drugs intended for re-sale, as well as various baked goods and sweets that were allegedly to be infused with drugs like marijuana, hashish or mushrooms.

“There’s a bunch of jellies, Rice Krispie squares, brownies – basically anything you can bake,” said Ottenbreit.

In total, $56,361 in cash was seized and drugs – with an estimated street value of $308,277 – were seized as well.

Part of EPS’ seizure, displayed September 17, 2014
Part of EPS’ seizure, displayed September 17, 2014. Supplied, Edmonton police

For a complete list of the items seized, click here.

Mitchell Scott Ennis, 47,  has been charged with several drug-related offences, including seven counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and one count of unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon.

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Police say other people were identified during the search and may face charges as the investigation progresses.