EDMONTON – Drugs, handguns, ammunition and a car with modified compartments are among the items seized in a drug investigation looking into the transport and distribution of illegal drugs from Edmonton to Eastern Canada.
Several search warrants were executed on Thursday, Oct. 4th at a residence in the area of 90 Street and Jasper Avenue, and at another residence in the area of 42 Street and 139 Avenue. A storage locker in Sherwood Park was also searched.
The result of the searches was the seizure of the following items:
– 2011 Ford Taurus (with modified compartments)
– Approximately 2.5 kg of cocaine with a wholesale value of $156,000 and street value of $250,000
– Approximately 10 ounces of MDMA (Ecstasy) with a wholesale value of $12,000 and street value of $30,000
– Drug trafficking paraphernalia
– Sig Sauer 9mm handgun
– Taurus 9mm handgun
– 9mm ammunition
A live hand grenade was also seized and was later deemed safe to transport appropriately by the EPS Bomb Unit.
29 year-old Larry Warner has been charged with a number of offences in relation to the seizure. Some of the charges include possession for the purpose of trafficking, production of a controlled substance, possessing or making explosives for unlawful purpose, four counts of possession of a prohibited firearm/weapon contrary to an order, careless use/storage of a firearm, and three counts of possession of offensive weapons dangerous to public.
The EPS Drug and Gang Enforcement Unit continues to investigate.