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Airdrie RCMP seize drugs, cash, baton, unstamped tobacco in investigation

Airdrie RCMP seized cocaine, fentanyl, unstamped tobacco, Canadian money and a police baton on July 21, 2019.
Airdrie RCMP seized cocaine, fentanyl, unstamped tobacco, Canadian money and a police baton on July 21, 2019. Courtesy: Airdrie RCMP

Airdrie RCMP have made a “significant seizure” after a drug and weapons investigation in Rocky View County, Alta., this week.

After the Airdrie RCMP Crime Reduction Unit started the investigation on July 21 — though no exact location was given by police — the following was seized from a vehicle:

  • 24.07 grams of cocaine
  • 7.13 grams of suspected fentanyl
  • 5,080 cigarettes of illegal unstamped tobacco
  • $14,260 in cash
  • a collapsible police baton

A 32-year-old man and 31-year-old woman from Calgary were charged with:

  • possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine and fentanyl
  • possession of proceeds of crime
  • possession of a dangerous weapon
  • possession of unstamped tobacco

Police said the unstamped cigarettes violation falls under the Excise Act, which deals with customs and product regulations.

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RCMP said they will not identify the pair because the investigation is ongoing.

Officers did, however, confirm that their court date is set for July 25.

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