FORT MCMURRAY (660 NEWS) — One Fort McMurray man is in custody after police confiscated around $43,000 worth of crack cocaine from a suspected drug dealer in the city.
Fort McMurray’s organized crime and gang team, ALERT, made the seizure on Jan. 22 when they searched a house downtown. ALERT located 133 grams of crack cocaine and $30,000 in cash in the home.
Yimang Abdi-Ahmed, 29, of Fort McMurray was charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, production of a controlled substance, possession of proceeds of crime, and failure to comply with release conditions.
Abdi-Ahmed was previously charged during a separate ALERT investigation in 2019 for similar drug offences.
Investigations into Abdi-Ahmed began earlier this month when ALERT received information about suspected drug activity in the house. The organization was assisted by Wood Buffalo RCMP.
ALERT, which stands for Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team, was established by the Alberta government.
The organization, also government-funded, is composed of Alberta’s most advanced law enforcement resources. They are dedicated to tackling dangerous and organized crime.