Drugs are off the street and a variety of charges have been laid thanks to a policing partnership.
From November 5-8, ten police members from the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) and Fort Saskatchewan RCMP worked together. The first two days were focused on operations within northeast Edmonton and the last two days were in the Fort Saskatchewan area.
A search warrant in Fort Saskatchewan lead to the seizure of illicit drugs, including suspected fentanyl and methamphetamine.
"We consider it a very successful operation for these two organizations to join forces and work in the two jurisdictions," said Corporal Laurel Scott with the RCMP.
Their joint efforts also resulted in 54 vehicle stops, 54 curfew/warrant checks, 47 existing warrants executed and 13 new charges.
“It is important for both law abiding citizens and criminals to see the EPS and RCMP working together, reinforcing that there are no more jurisdictional silos for people to hide in," added Inspector Mike McCauley, Detachment Commander of the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP.
In total, there were 104 patrols in heavier criminal-activity areas.


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