Grande Prairie ALERT seizes $264K in drugs and cash, three arrested

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Grande Prairie’s organized crime and gang unit have seized more than $264,000 of drugs and cash following a lengthy investigation that resulted in three men being arrested.

Police said in a Thursday news release that ALERT team members executed search warrants at three homes in the community on Sept. 21. Eight people have been connected to ALERT’s Project Incumbent, which targeted the regional cocaine trafficking network.

Police seized more than 1,140 grams of cocaine, roughly 2,930 grams of synthetic cannabis, one litre of gamma-hydroxybutyrate and $60,010 in cash. Two vehicles were also seized.

“Project Incumbent brought together a number of police resources in order to dismantle this drug trafficking network. These arrests will prove to be a substantive hit to drug trafficking in the Grande Prairie region,” ALERT Regional teams Insp. Sean Boser said in the release.

A total of 33 charges have been laid so far.

Police have arrested Kevin Bey, 33, from Langley B.C., Taylor Edgren, 27, from Pitt Meadows, B.C. and Jeffrey Kayser, 28, from Peterborough, Ont.

Police have warrants out for Christine Emes, 29, Christopher Gilliat, 31, both from Langley, B.C., Joseph Poirier, 39, from Lethbridge, Preston Dougan, 24, from Calgary and Matthew Hull, 30, from Duncan, B.C.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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