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Grande Prairie RCMP charge man following search warrant and drug seizure

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GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – Police in Grande Prairie have charged a man following a search warrant and drug seizure.

On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, members from the Grande Prairie General Investigation Section attended a residence in Country Side South to execute a search warrant.

The activities were a follow-up to a drug project that ended in July of 2016 which saw 6 people charged with trafficking fentanyl.

Police started the most recent investigation in October of this year. During the execution of the warrant, police seized $9,000 cash, a stolen handgun loaded with ammunition, 56 grams of crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, marijuana and over 2,000 fentanyl pills.

3 individuals were arrested in the latest investigation and Abdulmalik Hassen, 47, of Grande Prairie has been charged with 4 different charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and 5 Criminal Code offences when it comes to the stolen handgun.

He was released on $13,000 cash bail and will appear in court in Grande Prairie on December 7, 2016.

The Grande Prairie RCMP say they appreciate the assistance provided by the community in relation to this incident and other drug investigations and continue to encourage the citizens of Grande Prairie to come forward with any further details. Anyone with information can contact the police directly at 780-830-5701, through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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