Wood Buffalo RCMP have arrested a man following a two-month long investigation into suspected drug trafficking.
According to RCMP, on Feb. 2, 2023, officers executed a search warrant at 270 Tundra Drive in Thickwood.
Police began investigating the area in December of 2022.
RCMP seized 702 suspected opioid pills, a firearm and $1150 cash.
While executing the warrant, officers found a male subject connected to the Thickwood home in a vehicle away from the residence, and arrested him without incident.
A 60-year man from Fort McMurray has been charged with the following:
- Careless storage of a firearm
- Contravene regulation of the Firearms Act
- Drive Uninsured motor vehicle
- Drive While Unauthorized
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking
- Possession of a firearm contrary to prohibition order
- Proceeds of Crime
- Transport liquor in open container
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
The suspect will appear in court on Feb. 28, 2023.