Four men are facing a number of drug-related charges for allegedly trafficking fentanyl in Fort McMurray.
After a month-long investigation, ALERT’s Fort McMurray organized crime team arrested the suspects on August 23 after finding 226 grams of suspected fentanyl, 38 grams of powder cocaine, and 8 grams of crack cocaine worth an estimated $80,000 in a home on Loutit Road.
Officers also found and seized packaging materials, scales, drug trafficking paraphernalia, $6,000 cash, and a handgun. The gun had its serial number removed and is being submitted for further testing and analysis.
“Fentanyl and firearms pose a high degree of risk to the community, especially in the wrong hands,” said Sgt. Brad Lundeen, ALERT Fort McMurray, in a release.
As a result, 23-year-old Yashin Mahad Ali, 25-year-old Awale Hosh Dirie, 23-year-old Hasin Abdulkadir Mohamed, and 20-year-old Samatar Mohiadin were all arrested and are facing multiple drug charges.
At the time of the arrest, a Canada-wide warrant was issued for Ali for his alleged role in a 2016 attempted murder in Toronto.
ALERT is in talks with the Toronto Police Service to facilitate his return to Ontario