Six people, including two Fort McMurray men, have been arrested and face drug-related charges following two separate investigations by ALERT’s organized crime and gang team.
The first investigation took place on May 3 at a home on Manning Avenue. ALERT says investigators found 612 grams of crack cocaine, one kilogram of a cocaine buffering agent and $2000 in cash.
As a result, 24-year-old Mohamed Omar and 27-year-old Bayan Idris, both from Fort McMurray, have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Then on May 9, officers executed search warrants on two Timberlea homes and a vehicle. Officers seized a shotgun, 860 grams of cocaine and $10, 000 in cash.
Four people all from Edmonton have been arrested and charged with 11 drug-related offenses. The suspects include 33-year-old Jordan Steele, 25-year-old Kyle Koehn, 25-year-old Travis Ferko, and 21-year-old Devyn Smith.
“The amount of cocaine seized in these two investigations is significant for a safe community like Fort McMurray,” said Insp. David Dubnyk of ALERT in a release. “Along with getting a gun off the street, these arrests will benefit community safety.”
In total, ALERT says nearly $150, 000 worth of cocaine has been seized.
Anyone with information concerning this investigation is encouraged to contact Fort McMurray’s dedicated gang tip line at 780-788-GANG.