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Arrest made in connection with laced drugs in region


RCMP arrested a 31-year-old man in connection with the circulation of potentially laced drugs in Wood Buffalo.

Police arrested Jesse Tyler Morice of Edmonton and Janvier on May 16 and seized suspected methamphetamines and almost $4000 cash.

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Wood Buffalo RCMP Drug Section executed a Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence in Janvier on May 17 at 11:00 a.m.

They received assistance from the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) and the Wood Buffalo Crime Reduction Unit (CRU).

The search resulted in the seizure of evidence of drug trafficking, drug paraphernalia, ammunition, and pellet guns.

RCMP charged Morice with possession for the purposes of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.

He also faces charges of careless storage of ammunition and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The courts released Morice following a custody hearing, and he is next due in Fort McMurray Provincial Court on May 26 at 1:30 p.m.

The investigation is ongoing.

Police warn residents of the circulation of potentially laced street-level drugs including opioids like fentanyl, carfentanil, or methamphetamines.