Calgary Herald

Edmonton police seize drugs from `haphazard pharmacy'

- JEFF LABINE jlabine@postmedia.com

EDMONTON Alberta's organized and serious crime task force has seized more than $200,000 in drugs and cash from a north Edmonton home.

Alberta's Law Enforcemen­t Response Team (ALERT) along with Edmonton Police Service searched a home in the Castle Downs neighbourh­ood on Dec. 9. In a Wednesday news release, ALERT said police suspected the home to be connected to drug activity.

Police seized a number of drugs including 550 grams of cocaine and 1,600 grams of a cocaine buffing agent, 1,814 oxycodone pills, 2,220 benzodiaze­pine pills, 433 amphetamin­e pills, roughly 1,300 grams of cannabis, 422 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, four grams of ketamine, 96 grams of MDMA, three litres of gamma-hydroxybut­yrate (GHB), and $33,760 in cash.

“This home was operating as a haphazard pharmacy with a range of harmful substances,” ALERT Edmonton Staff Sgt. Blayne Eliuk said in the release. “Not only does it present dangers that are inherent with the drug trade, but there's an added risk to the user.” Police have yet to announce any charges or arrests as the investigat­ion is ongoing.

 ?? ALERT ?? Cocaine and oxycodone were among the drugs Edmonton police found on Dec. 9.
ALERT Cocaine and oxycodone were among the drugs Edmonton police found on Dec. 9.

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