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Search Warrant And Seizure Results In Sizable Drug Bust For Wood Buffalo RCMP

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Search Warrant And Seizure Results In Sizable Drug Bust For Wood Buffalo RCMP

Photo courtesy: Wood Buffalo RCMP

Two Fort McMurray men are failing jail time after police executed a search warrant at a residence in downtown Fort McMurray.

Wood Buffalo RCMP say on October 5, around 4 p.m., they responded to the residence near Ells Crescent and Biggs Avenue.

Operations Office with Wood Buffalo RCMP Inspector Eric Stebenne feels this seizure shows the effectiveness of their Crime Reduction Unit.

“The execution of this search warrant, arrests and seizure of drugs and firearms is an excellent example of the kind of results we get from our intelligence-led approach to policing and crime reduction strategy.”

The search resulted in the Mounties seizing over 500 pills, including oxycodone, morphine, fentanyl and 12 grams of methamphetamine.

Photo courtesy: Wood Buffalo RCMP

Additionally, they found drug paraphernalia, 7 grams of suspected cocaine and two rifles with ammunition.

36-year-old Darren Andrew Lewis has been arrested and charged with several offences, including four counts of possession for trafficking, possession of cannabis, two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm and two counts of unsafe storage of firearms.

Lewis will appear in a Fort McMurray courtroom on Tuesday, October 30.

Meanwhile, 28-year-old Michael John Lomenda was also arrested and faces similar charges – although he does face an additional charge of possession for trafficking.

His court appearance is scheduled for November 27.

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