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Fort McMurray Police seize crack cocaine and cash from downtown home

Last Updated Jan 28, 2021 at 10:45 am MST

FILE - The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police Headquarters,THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

FORT MCMURRAY (660 NEWS) — A 29-year-old Fort McMurray man has been charged with drug-related offenses after police found crack cocaine and cash inside a downtown home.

Wood Buffalo RCMP says the investigation began after The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) received a tip about drug activity in the area.

RCMP searched a home on Jan. 22 and found 133 grams of crack cocaine as well as $30,000 in cash.

Yimag Abdi-Ahmed was arrested and 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 charged with similar offences during an unrelated 2019 ALERT investigation. Abdi-Ahmed remains in police custody while he awaits a bail hearing.

Police could not confirm whether court dates have been set.

Anyone with information about this incident or criminal activity in Wood Buffalo is asked to contact Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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