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Leduc RCMP make arrests in significant drug seizure

With assistance from the Leduc Crime Reduction Unit and members of the Leduc RMCP, on Sept.7, the Leduc RCMP Drug Unit initiated a traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle in Leduc which resulted in two arrests and multiple criminal charges for one man.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 434 grams of methamphetamine, 26 grams of cocaine and 2.2 grams of crack cocaine.

Police also seized drug packaging, ammunition, brass knuckles, a scale and $2,660 in Canadian currency.

“This is a significant seizure of drugs that we removed from the streets of the Leduc,” says Inspector Jeff McBeth, Officer in charge of Leduc Detachment.

“There is no doubt that this seizure represents a significant disruption to the drug trafficking activity in the community.”

Tyler James Bjornstad, 35, of Edmonton, Alta., was charged with:

• Possession for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance — methamphetamine;

• Possession for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance — cocaine;

• Possession of proceeds of crime;

• Possession of a dangerous weapon;

• Obstructing a police officer;

• Failure to comply with a weapons prohibition.

Bjornstad was in violation of the conditions of his parole and it was revoked by Corrections Canada. Following a judicial hearing he was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Leduc provincial court on Sept. 22.

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