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Wetaskiwin, Maskwacis RCMP search warrant seize drugs; numerous charges laid

39-year-old Wetaskiwin man, Wayne Wiebe charged with 21 criminal code offences.

Wetaskiwin RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) began an investigation into drug trafficking at a residence within the City of Wetaskiwin on Nov.13, 2020. On Nov. 20, 2020, members of the Wetaskiwin RCMP CRU, General Investigative Section (GIS), and Maskwacis RCMP GIS Members executed a search warrant at a residence within the City of Wetaskiwin where police located and seized:

• 65.2g of Methamphetamine;

• 22.5g of Fentanyl;

• 4.0g of Cocaine;

• 0.7g of Carfentanyl;

• 30 Lorazepa, pills;

• 0.300 rifle;

• Multiple rounds of ammunition.

The estimated street value of the drugs seized was approximately $2,400. Throughout the investigation it was learned that the suspect was also involved in drug trafficking at a residence within the communities of Maskwacis.

39-year-old male, Wayne Wiebe, from Wetaskiwin, Alta. has been charged with 21 criminal code offences:

• Possession for the purpose of trafficking (x4);

• Possession of property obtained by crime for the purpose of trafficking;

• Possession of a firearm or prohibited weapon while unauthorized (x3)

• Possession of a prohibited weapon while in a motor vehicle;

• Carrying a concealed weapon;

• Fail to comply with a weapons prohibition (x8)

• Fail to comply with a release order (x3).

Wiebe was brought for a Judicial Interim Release hearing and was remanded into custody. He is scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on Tuesday Nov.24, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

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