Leduc drug unit makes third significant drug bust of 2018

Leduc drug unit makes third significant drug bust of 2018

Six people charged after Jan. 17 raid in Leduc area

On Wednesday January 17, 2018 Leduc RCMP’s Drug Unit laid several Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs & Substances Act charges as a result of search warrant. This is the third major drug bust by the Drug Unit in Leduc this year. Police executed a search warrant at a local residence seizing large amounts of methamphetamine and hashish. Police also found weapons, cash and other items related to the drug trade.

During the takedown 11 people were taken into custody. Six were released without charge and five are facing charges.

22 year old Allyssa BOULIANNE and 23 year old Steven BABYCH are jointly charged with possession of methamphetamine and hashish for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, and weapon offences.

18 year old Brandon MCGREGOR is facing two counts of trafficking methamphetamine.

28 year old John HEITZMAN has been charged with possession of methamphetamine.

28 year old Travis CARR, who was also wanted on a warrant for being unlawfully at large, faces a charge of possession of methamphetamine.

All five individuals will be appearing on various dates in Leduc court. BABYCH, BOULIANNE and CARR remain in custody, HEITZMAN and MCGREGOR have been released on conditions.

Leduc RCMP Operations NCO Staff Sergeant Chad ORR commented on the bust: “We have organized a unit of highly trained, and highly skilled drug investigators with a mandate to disrupt drug trafficking operations that attempt to set up shop in our community. The Drug Unit’s overwhelming success not only keeps these dangerous substances out of the hands of the public but also makes a huge impact on other crimes. The drug subculture contributes to all crimes ranging from violent assaults to routine property crime and by removing major players involved in drug trafficking we can help prevent future crime across the board.”

Submitted by Leduc RCMP detachment