September 18th, 2019

Drug seizures net $33,000 worth of cocaine, two arrests

By medicinehatnews on July 12, 2019.

Two alleged drug traffickers have been arrested and about $33,000 worth of cocaine seized following investigations by ALERT’s organized crime team in Medicine Hat.

In the first case, a traffic stop by the ALERT team on July 3, yielded about 187 grams of cocaine and $2,625 in cash proceeds of crime, according to a news release form ALERT.

Two days later ALERT members and officers from the Medicine Hat Police Service concluded an investigation at a highway rest area between Medicine Hat and Calgary. An occupant of the vehicle is alleged to have been transporting cocaine to Medicine Hat for sale.

The same day a search warrant was executed at a Cypress County home with help from the Redcliff RCMP. Between the vehicle and the home 142 grams of cocaine was seized.

Following the first investigation Craig Anderson, 34, was arrested and charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime.

After the second Rodney Carry, 65, was arrested and charged with three counts of trafficking a controlled substance and one count of possession of proceeds of crime.

“Methamphetamine and fentanyl dominate the headlines, but cocaine is still very dangerous and very prevalent in Alberta,” said Staff Sgt. Cory Both, ALERT Medicine Hat. “Cocaine continues to drive criminal organizations, so cocaine trafficking remains a priority focus for ALERT as we fight to keep these groups from gaining influence in our communities.”

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