Eleven people are facing charges after a drug bust in the Peace Country.
The investigation that included ALERT Grande Prairie’s organized crime and gang team started in June.
Three searches were carried out in Fairview and Peace River between July 5 and 7.
The RCMP are calling the accused “street-level drug dealers” that operated in rural communities in northern Alberta.
Officers seized “approximately 100 grams of cocaine, seven grams of methamphetamines, 108 grams of marijuana and 22 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, as well as more than $4,000 cash proceeds of crime, drug paraphernalia and one firearm.”
Two people each from Fairview, Peace River and Grimshaw are facing charges that include possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Charges are still pending against five others.
“Drug trafficking isn’t just a big-city problem. It affects communities of all sizes right across Alberta,” says Insp. Dave Dubnyk, officer in charge of regional teams at ALERT. “Dealers may think they’re flying under the radar outside urban centres, but ALERT and the RCMP are committed to working together to stop them, no matter where they’re operating.”