Eleven Grande Prairie drug dealers charged

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Following a three month investigation by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams 11 drug dealers from Grande Prairie have been arrested. Nearly a kilogram of cocaine was seized as was $100,000 in cash.

ALERT Grande Prairie wrapped up their operation on November 19 with the arrest of nine people as three search warrants were conducted. Homes in Grande Prairie, Clairmont, and Wembley were searched and five vehicles were seized in the process.

It is alleged the group was heavily involved in drug trafficking in those communities, as well as Sexsmith and Edmonton.

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Nine people have been arrested and warrants are out for two others. 42 criminal charges relating to the investigation have been laid.

Those arrested are: Francois Regis Muhire, 24; Kyler Samuel Schwartz, 21; Douglas Gordon Hanks, 27; Tavis Jared MacKinnon, 33; Michael Anthony Teichreb, 24; Kyle Reddick Primo, 28; Thomas Scott McDonald, 26; Kevin Giese, 28; and Katelyn Diana Peacock, 21.

The accused have been released on bail and are due in court January 6.

Warrants are out for: Mahamed Abdulle Omer, 28, of Toronto; and Kahliid Yusif Proctor, 28, of Toronto. Anyone with information on those two are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

ALERT will pursue civil forfeiture for the cash and vehicles. Grande Prairie RCMP and CFSEU-BC aided in the investigation.

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