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$200K worth of drugs, cash seized from north Edmonton home

More than $200,000 worth of drugs and cash was seized from a home in north Edmonton on Dec. 9, 2020. Courtesy, ALERT

Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of drugs and cash was seized from a north Edmonton home earlier this month.

The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams’ organized crime and gang team made the more than $200,000 seizure from a home in the Castle Downs neighbourhood on Dec. 9, ALERT said in a media release Wednesday morning.

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The Edmonton Police Service helped search the home, which police allege was connected to suspected drug activity.

“This home was operating as a haphazard pharmacy with a range of harmful substances,” Staff Sgt. Blayne Eliuk with ALERT Edmonton said in a news release.

“Not only does it present dangers that are inherent with the drug trade, but there’s an added risk to the user with the possibility of cross-contamination.”

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ALERT said thousands of pills and other illicit drugs were seized as part of the investigation:

  • 550 grams of cocaine
  • 1,600 grams of a cocaine buffing agent
  • 1,814 oxycodone pills
  • 2,220 benzodiazepine pills
  • 433 amphetamine pills
  • 96 grams of MDMA
  • four grams of ketamine
  • three litres of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
  • 422 grams of psilocybin mushrooms
  • 1,318 grams of cannabis
  • $33,760 cash

ALERT said the investigation is ongoing and charges “are being contemplated.”

“At the time of the search, two people were detained. Since that point our investigation has been ongoing, we’ve been exploring some other avenues — a lot of work just processing all of those exhibits that were seized,” ALERT spokesperson Mike Tucker said Wednesday.

More than $200,000 worth of drugs and cash was seized from a home in north Edmonton on Dec. 9, 2020. Courtesy, ALERT
More than $200,000 worth of drugs and cash was seized from a home in north Edmonton on Dec. 9, 2020. Courtesy, ALERT
More than $200,000 worth of drugs and cash was seized from a home in north Edmonton on Dec. 9, 2020. Courtesy, ALERT
More than $200,000 worth of drugs and cash was seized from a home in north Edmonton on Dec. 9, 2020. Courtesy, ALERT

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