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Wetaskiwin RCMP execute search warrant at a Wetaskiwin trailer park and seize illegal drugs

As a result of the search warrant, RCMP seized 77 grams of methamphetamine and more.

Wetaksiwin RCMP Crime Reduction Unit with the assistance of the Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment members executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant on a residence in the Wildrose Trailer park in Wetaskiwin, Alta.

RMCP executed the search warrant on Sept. 24, 2021 and the investigation into the trafficking of illicit opioids was initiated following five over doses in Wetaskiwin within a week, including one death from a suspected overdose.

As a result of the search warrant, RCMP seized 77 grams of methamphetamine, eight grams of suspected fentanyl, and drug trafficking paraphernalia.

As a result of the investigation four individuals are facing charges.

Brian Michael Dupe, 62, of Wetaskiwin has been charged with:

• Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine (x2);

• Breach of probation.

Kile Andrew Bailey, 36, of Edmonton, Alta., has been charged with:

• Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine (x2).

Colin Simeon Potts, 29, of Maskwacis, Alta., has been charged with:

• Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine (x2);

• Failure to comply with undertaking.

Kristen Dawn Morin, 28, of Maskwacis has been charged with:

• Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine (x2);

• Obstructing a police officer.

All four individuals were brought before a justice of the peace on this matter and all were remanded into custody.

Dupe and Bailey are scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on Sept. 28, 2021; Potts and Morin are scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on Sept. 30, 2021.



shaela.dansereau@pipestoneflyer.ca

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