Last week’s commotion on Manning Avenue has resulted in several arrests, and charges to two Fort McMurray residents.
Wood Buffalo RCMP say the Strike Team, police dog service, and general duty members descended on a downtown apartment building to serve arrest warrants last Friday. During the raid, police recovered $5,535 in cash as well as 107 grams of cocaine and 2.7 grams of marijuana.
Yimag Abdi Ahmed, 24, has been charged with possession of marijuana, obstructing a peace officer, and six counts of failing to comply with the conditions of an undertaking.
Maya Ahmed, also 24, is charged with cocaine possession for the purpose of trafficking, and obstructing a peace officer.
Both are set to appear in court on May 4 and May 10, respectively.
The warrant execution occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Friday, leaving some area residents to question the safety of the raid.
“We don’t want to put anyone’s safety in jeopardy,” said Cpl. George Cameron on Fort McMurray Matters. “Sometimes you have to make some tough decision, but at the end of the day is this going to benefit the population more than if we didn’t act on it?”
RCMP say they will continue to execute arrest warrants in the RMWB to help maintain public safety and to combat drug-related crime.
Photo courtesy Andrej Boskovic