Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) in Fort McMurray say they seized approximately $30,000 in drugs and cash and a man faces charges following investigation .
Police said earlier this month that ALERT Fort McMurray’s organized crime team began investigating cocaine trafficking in the community.
ALERT says they have identified David Carroll, 50, of Fort McMurray, suspected of selling drugs from his home while under house arrest.
On September 14, a search warrant was executed with the a*sistance of the Wood Buffalo RCMP at a residence in the Timberlea neighborhood.
During the search, police seized a sawed-off, semi-automatic firearm, 180 grams of cocaine, 14 grams of methamphetamine and $9,470 in cash.
Carroll faces numerous charges related to drug trafficking, as well as possession of a loaded prohibited firearm.
Police say Carroll is known to ALERT, having been arrested in March 2022 and charged with drug trafficking.
“It is concerning to us that even after his latest arrest, this activity continued and he was found with a prohibited firearm. We know that drug trafficking and guns tend to go hand in hand, but it is nonetheless disturbing to see this activity in our own backyard,” said Staff Sgt. Mark Wait, ALERT Fort McMurray.
Carroll remains in custody. His next court date is scheduled for September 26.
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