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GRAND PRAIRIE, AB. – Grande Prairie RCMP arrested a male and female after a drug trafficking investigation by the Grande Prairie RCMP Municipal Drug Enforcement Unit that led to the seizure of drugs and weapons.

On August 7, 2020, members of the Drug Enforcement Unit executed a warrant at a hotel room in Grande Prairie. The search was the result of a five-week investigation which resulted in the seizure of the following drugs:

  • 12 grams of cocaine
  • 5 grams of fentanyl
  • 72 blots of LSD
  • 4 grams of MDMA
  • 230 fake Xanax tablets

A 20 gauge semi-automatic shotgun and a .357 Magnum revolver were also seized during this investigation.

weapons seized by Grande Prairie RCMP, source: GP RCMP
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Taylor Lawrence, 27, from Grande Prairie has been charged with:

  • Two counts of weapons trafficking
  • Three counts of Cocaine trafficking
  • Three counts of Xanax trafficking
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking Cocaine
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking LSD
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking Xanax
  • Possession of Crystal Meth
  • Possession of Fentanyl
  • Possession of MDMA
  • Four counts of failing to comply with release order

Paige Lock, 24, of Grande Prairie, has also been charged with:

  • Two counts of weapons trafficking
  • Trafficking Cocaine
  • Trafficking Xanax

Lawrence was remanded into custody and scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on August 31, 2020. Lock is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on October 19, 2020.

The RCMP remains fully committed to building “safe communities” and enforcing laws to their fullest extent, in order to achieve this goal. Members of the public who suspect drug activity in their community are encouraged to contact their local RCMP detachment.

If you have information about this incident or any other illegal activity, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

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