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Investigators remove another $370K of drugs, firearms, from city streets

For Immediate Release: 13-Sep-2019 @ 12:42 PM
MRU #: 19RO92 

The EPS Targeted Offender Section has arrested and charged four individuals with multiple drug and firearm offences in relation to a recent drug trafficking investigation.

The four suspects, who were released into the community with bail conditions related to previous charges, were being monitored by TOS investigators. Following their recent release, TOS observed activity consistent with drug trafficking.

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, investigators executed a search warrant issued under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA) at two residences in west Edmonton.

During their search TOS investigators discovered 2.4 kg of methamphetamine worth approximately $240,000 at street level, 960 grams of cocaine worth an estimated $96,000 at street level, 377 fentanyl pills worth an estimated $7,540 and $26, 347 in cash, totalling an estimated $370,000 in illegal drugs.

Investigators also located a handgun with magazine and ammunition in a hidden compartment in a car parked nearby.

Michael Fadel, 34, is charged with multiple offences including:
Possession for the purpose of trafficking (x8)
Breach of recognizance
(x 4)
Breach of firearm prohibition
Firearm offences
(x 9)
Proceeds of Crime (
x 2)

Talysja Boucher, 29 is charged with:
Possession for the purpose of trafficking (x8)
Breach of recognizance (x 8)
Firearm offences (x 8)
Proceeds of crime (x 2)

Chanelda Bell, 38 is charged with:
Possession for the purpose of trafficking (x3)
Firearm offence

Matthew Germsheid, 42, is charged with:
Possession for the purpose of trafficking (x3)
Firearm offence

The mandate of the EPS Targeted Offenders Section (TOS) is to manage offenders on release, enforce judicial conditions and execute criminal warrants.

A hidden compartment discovered by investigators, during a recent drug trafficking investigation. Investigators found a handgun inside.

Anyone with any information about this or any other crime is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250

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Please contact Scott Pattison at (780) 421-3553 for more information.

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