July 12, 2017 4:24 pm

2 suspected drug traffickers charged after Red Deer seizure: ALERT

An investigation that began in May lead to the seizure of cocaine, hashish, mushrooms and other drugs in Red Deer on July 5, 2017.

Courtesy: ALERT
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Two people were arrested and “significant amounts of drugs” seized after a joint investigation by ALERT and RCMP in Red Deer that started in May.

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) said three search warrants were done simultaneously on July 5 at three homes in Red Deer.

Investigators seized:

  • More than 330 grams of cocaine
  • 50 ecstasy pills
  • 30 grams of psilocybin mushrooms
  • More than 800 grams of an unknown buffing agent
  • 262 grams of hashish
  • 31 grams of cannabis resin (known as “shatter”)
  • 23 grams of marijuana
  • 16 packs of oil and candies infused with cannabis
  • 47 syringes filled with cannabis oil distillate

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Several weapons including a knife, exendable baton, rifle and brass knuckles were also seized, along with cellphones and more than $1,300 in cash proceeds of crime, ALERT said.

Karl Hellwig, 29, and Diana Hristova, 26, have each been charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking, along with one count each of possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of the proceeds of crime.

ALERT said the investigation continues and more arrests and charges are possible.

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