The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) has issued an arrest warrant for Jeffrey Caines after they seized fentanyl and a handgun from a home in Eagle Ridge Dec. 15, 2018.
The 45-year-old man is suspected of being involved in drug trafficking activities and has previous criminal convictions for similar offences.
A drug trafficking investigation led the Wood Buffalo RCMP to provided assistance during the seizure which was the result of a search warrant executed at the home.
ALERT’s Fort McMurray organized crime and gang team seized 42 grams of suspected fentanyl powder, a loaded handgun with its serial number removed along with ammunition and one person was arrested.
A 37-year-old woman was arrested inside the home and charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime, five firearms-related offences, and causing a child to be drug endangered.
There were two children living at the home where the fentanyl was found. In order to protect the children’s identity, the accused women is not being named.
Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police at 780-788-4040.