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Over $370K of drugs seized in recent investigation: Edmonton police

Edmonton police said drugs and a gun were found inside this hidden compartment during searches on Sept. 11, 2019.
Edmonton police said drugs and a gun were found inside this hidden compartment during searches on Sept. 11, 2019. Supplied: Edmonton Police Service

Four people are facing dozens of charges after Edmonton police seized more than $370,000 worth of drugs earlier this week.

On Sept. 11, police searched two houses in west Edmonton. Inside, police said they found 2.4 kilograms of methamphetamine, 960 grams of cocaine, 377 fentanyl pills and $26,347 in cash.

Police also reportedly found a handgun with a magazine and ammunition in the hidden compartment of a car that was parked nearby.

Michael Fadel, 34, Talysja Boucher, 29, Chandela Bell, 38, and Matthew Germshied, 42, are all facing charges related to possession and firearms. Boucher and Fadel are also each facing breach of recognizance charges.

At the time of the arrests, Edmonton police said all four were being monitored by officers from the Targeted Offender Section (TOS), a unit that manages offenders on release.

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Police spokesperson Scott Pattison said TOS investigators obtained search warrants after “they witnessed behaviour that was [believed to be] consistent with drug-trafficking.”

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“This arrest, combined with the arrest announced earlier this week, amounts to almost $1.2 million in drugs that our investigators, both in EDGE (police drug and gang enforcement unit) and TOS have taken off of Edmonton streets,” Pattison said.