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Men previously linked to gang violence arrested in Capital Region drug bust

$114,000 in cash among items seized in Edmonton, Sherwood Park drug bust on Nov.6, 2014.
$114,000 in cash among items seized in Edmonton, Sherwood Park drug bust on Nov.6, 2014. Supplied, ALERT

EDMONTON – The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams has arrested and charged two men who police say are part of an “organized crime group” which operates in the Edmonton area.

Officers say 26-year-old Corey Huff and 24-year-old Jordan Murray have also been connected to gang-related violence in the past.

Huff and Murray were arrested on Nov. 6 following a two-month long investigation involving ALERT, the Edmonton Police Service and Strathcona County RCMP.

Police say Huff and Murray are two members of an “organized crime group that figures prominently in the metro Edmonton cocaine trade.” ALERT says the group also has ties to British Columbia.

Mike Tucker with ALERT says nearly $250,000 worth of drugs were seized from homes in Sherwood Park and southwest Edmonton. Cash proceeds of crime totalling $114,000 were also seized from the homes

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In total, ALERT seized the following:

  • $114,000 cash proceeds of crime
  • 1 kilogram of cocaine
  • 500 grams of Ketamine
  • 450 grams of hash oil
  • 56 grams of heroin
  • 8 kilograms of a cutting agent
  • Cocaine press and other drug trafficking paraphernalia

Huff and Murray are facing eight drug-related charges.

An associate of the pair, 20-year-old Coleten Garnier, was also arrested in the bust. He was charged with possession of proceeds of crime and possession for the purpose of trafficking.