Edmonton home deemed uninhabitable after police seize $350,000 in illegal drugs

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An Edmonton home used for processing fentanyl has been deemed uninhabitable after officers seized $350,000 worth of drugs, says the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT).

ALERT’s organized crime team searched three southwest Edmonton homes and two vehicles, according to a Friday news release. They found chemicals, buffing agents, and fentanyl processing equipment in one of the homes, located in the Allard neighbourhood, and it is thought that the home was allegedly being used to process fentanyl,  “This is just another example of how fentanyl effects our community and how organized crime puts neighbours at risk,” said Insp. Angela Kemp with ALERT Edmonton. “Drug dealers don’t care about safeguards and are profiting at the expense of our communities.”

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In total, ALERT officers seized more than one kilogram of fentanyl, om, more than two kilograms of cocaine, thee kilograms of cocaine buffing agent, 130 grams of MDMA, and $48,739 in cash. In total, the seized drugs would have a street value of more than $350,000.

No charges have been laid. The investigation, which began in October, remains ongoing. ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law-enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.

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