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Wood Buffalo RCMP Arrest 21 People In Drug Crackdown

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Wood Buffalo RCMP Arrest 21 People In Drug Crackdown

Over 20 people are facing more than 60 charges following a drug crackdown over the last five months.

Between July and December, Wood Buffalo RCMP conducted several investigations in Fort McMurray resulting in the seizure of suspected cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, marijuana, amphetamines and Canadian currency.

Corporal Teri-Ann Deobald tells Mix News the goal of investigations like this is to disrupt the persons engaged in supplying controlled drugs and substances on the streets of our community.

“Which does disrupt the people who are trying to purchase these drugs, which interferes with their consumption and hopefully those people will seek alternative measures to try to go through addiction councilling or programs available to overcome their addictions to these types of controlled drugs and substances.”

In total, 21 people were arrested in Fort McMurray as a result of the combined efforts of multiple units within the detachment, including:

    • Kassie Bullock, a 44-year-old female of Fort McMurray, Alberta, charged with 2 counts of trafficking a controlled substance.
    • Ali Darwiche, a 40-year-old male of Fort McMurray, Alberta, charged with 2 counts of trafficking a controlled substance.
    • Curtis Dormouth, a 27-year-old male of Fort McMurray, Alberta, charged with 2 counts of trafficking a controlled substance.
    • Abdilahi Elmi, a 32-year-old male of Fort Murray, Alberta, charged with 2 counts of trafficking a controlled substance.
    • Cody Halpern, a 21-year-old male of Fort McMurray, Alberta, charged with 1 count of trafficking a controlled substance.
    • Joseph Janvier, a 47-year-old male of Janvier, Alberta, charged with 2 counts of trafficking a controlled substance.
    • Adnan Kamal, a 58-year-old male of Fort McMurray, Alberta, charged with 2 counts of trafficking a controlled substance.
    • Cody Lewis, 28-year-old male of Fort McMurray, Alberta, charged with 2 counts of trafficking a controlled substance.
    • Jordan Leblond, 25-year-old male of Fort McMurray, Alberta, charged with 3 counts of trafficking a controlled substance, obstruction, 2 counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking, and possession of a controlled substance.
    • Abdirhman Moalim, 32-year-old male of Fort McMurray, Alberta, charged with 2 counts of trafficking a controlled substance, 5 counts of fail to comply, and fail to stop.
    • David Peniche, a 44-year-old male of Fort McMurray, Alberta, charged with 2 counts of trafficking a controlled substance.
    • Jose Peniche, a 46-year-old male of Fort McMurray, Alberta, charged with 2 counts of trafficking a controlled substance.
    • Andrei Picticariu, a 24-year-old male of Fort McMurray, Alberta, charged with 2 counts of trafficking a controlled substance, possession for the purposes of trafficking, and possession of property obtained by crime.
    • Matei Picticariu, 22-year-old male of Fort McMurray, Alberta, charged with 3 counts of trafficking a controlled substance, possession for the purposes of trafficking, and possession of property obtained by crime.
    • Raymond Riley, a 34-year-old male of Fort McMurray, Alberta, charged with 1 count of trafficking a controlled substance.
    • Vivian Rosin, a 45-year-old female of Fort McMurray, Alberta, charged with 2 counts of trafficking a controlled substance.
    • Amanda Sereda, a 25-year-old female of Fort McMurray, Alberta, charged with 3 counts of trafficking a controlled substance, possession for the purposes of trafficking, and possession of property obtained by crime.
    • Gurmeet Singh, a 27-year-old male of Calgary, Alberta, charged with 2 counts of trafficking a controlled substance.
    • Korey Spence, a 26-year-old male of Port Aux Choix, Newfoundland, charged with 2 counts of trafficking a controlled substance.
    • Dylan Taylor, a 29-year-old male of Fort McMurray, Alberta, charged with 2 counts of trafficking a controlled substance.
    • Zai Tekie, a 27-year-old male of Fort McMurray, Alberta, charged with 1 count of trafficking a controlled substance.

Deobald says she’s not aware if anyone of these people are connected.

She adds more arrests and charges could happen as RCMP continue to investigate.

Court appearances for these investigations began in October.

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