Drugs, rifle seized after trafficking investigation: RCMP

EDMONTON — Three people in Grande Prairie are facing a number of charges after a drug trafficking investigation, according to RCMP.  

Mounties began the investigation in November and executed a search warrant at a downtown home on Dec. 16.

Several items were seized:

  • 143.5 grams of cocaine
  • 85 grams of crystal meth
  • 3.6 grams of fentanyl
  • 16 tablets of LSD
  • 250 prescription pills of various types
  • A loaded .22 rifle, various types of ammunition and seven firearm magazines
  • A TV projector stolen from Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • A stolen debit/credit machine
  • $2,995 in cash

Leonard Huyghebaert, 50, and Carole Gaudet, 47, have both been charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, possession of property under $5,000 obtained by crime and several firearm-related charges.

Huyghebaert was also charged with two additional counts of possession of a weapon while prohibited.

He and Gaudet are both scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie provincial court on Jan. 11, 2021.

A third person, a 42-year-old man who has not been named, was charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

He is scheduled to appear on Feb. 10, 2021.

Anyone who suspects drug activity in their community is asked to contact their local police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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