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Fort McMurray Man Pleads Guilty for Role in Two-Year Drug Investigation

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7

A Fort McMurray man is pleading guilty for his role in a drug-trafficking network.

On Monday, in a Fort McMurray courtroom, Paul Ohelo plead guilty to two charges of trafficking fentanyl and cocaine.

In June 2015, Alberta’s Law Enforcement Response Team, along with Wood Buffalo RCMP, seized more than $1 million worth of drugs after executing seven search warrants.

This was a two-year investigation, dating back to April 2013.

ALERT was able to seize 7.2 kilograms of cocaine, 2,908 fentanyl pills, over 26 kilograms of marijuana, 198 grams of psilocybin, a loaded rifle with a prohibited magazine, and a shotgun.

At the time, Ohelo was not arrested but did have a warrant for his arrest. According to ALERT, Ohelo was only an associate in the alleged drug network.

According to court documents, on March 5, 2015, Ohelo sold 200 fentanyl pills to an undercover cop who said the plan was to sell the drugs in Nunavut.

Ohelo will be back in a Fort McMurray courtroom on July 12.

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