Cou­ple faces drug charges — again

Edmonton Sun - - NEWS - Ju­ris Graney

a West­lock cou­ple have again been charged with drug-re­lated charges fol­low­ing the seizure of close to one kilo­gram of metham­phetamine from a ru­ral prop­erty ear­lier this week.

Work­ing on a tip that the two were in­volved in the drug trade, moun­ties and mem­bers of al­berta Law en­force­ment re­sponse teams raided the prop­erty on Wed­nes­day and found drugs with an es­ti­mated street value of $85,000.

the drug seizure in­cluded 824 grams of metham­phetamine, 319 metham­phetamine tablets, 369 mdma tablets, 50 grams of sus­pected fen­tanyl pow­der, 74 grams of co­caine and 300 millil­itres of GHB, and $5,000 cash pro­ceeds of crime, po­lice said Fri­day.

d’arcy Payne, 45, and misty Payne, 41, were jointly charged with five counts of possession for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing and possession of pro­ceeds of crime.

d’arcy Payne was also charged with three counts of breach of re­cog­ni­zance stem­ming from an rcmp in­ves­ti­ga­tion that took place in Stur­geon county for sim­i­lar of­fences.

back in Novem­ber 2016, moun­ties seized metham­phetamine, co­caine and GHB with a street value of more than $250,000 from a ru­ral res­i­dence near bon ac­cord and ar­rested the same cou­ple.

moun­ties also re­cov­ered stolen prop­erty be­lieved to be worth more than $100,000, in­clud­ing two trucks, three en­closed trail­ers, a hol­i­day trailer, a mo­tor­bike and a Honda gen­er­a­tor. they also nabbed a stolen hand­gun, tasers, brass knuck­les and cross­bows.

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