A record amount of cash, plus drugs and weapons were seized by the Strathcona County RCMP.
On December 15, two separate search warrants were executed at a residence southwest of Sherwood Park and one in northeast Leduc County. Police found $442,875 in cash, 211 grams of crack/cocaine, 56.3 grams of methamphetamine, 18.8 grams of heroin, 1223.5 grams of marijuana, 5200 steroid pills, 837 vials, 110 percocet pills, multiple weapons and ammunition.
In addition to the cash, drugs and weapons, a Edmonton Police Service body armour and tactical vest was found, along with an operational radio jammer.
Two children, ages six and 10 were living in the Leduc County residence where loaded and accessible firearms were present.
William Whiteford, 34 and Kala Diehl, 30, both of Leduc are facing 28 charges including careless use of a firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm. Whiteford is facing 13 more charges in relation to this incident.
Jadon Saxton, 25, of Fort Saskatchewan is facing four counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
"Collaboration and partnerships lead to successful arrests," said Staff Sgt. Andy Kyle of the Strathcona County RCMP General Investigative Section. "Every seizure of drugs and firearms impact crime and play a part in making our communities safer."
Many units were involved in the investigation that started in November including the Strathcona County RCMP, St Albert RCMP, Integrated Crime Reduction Unit, RCMP Emergency Response Team, RCMP Police Dog Services and the Alberta Sheriffs Surveillance Team.