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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Lloydminster Drug Investigation Leads to 83 Charges

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Lloydminster, AB/SK - The Lloydminster General Investigation Section in conjunction with ALERT (Alberta law Enforcement Response Team) and several other K Division support services, utilizing intelligence led policing have charged 21 individuals, in an investigation that began 2 weeks ago and focused primarily in the sale of illicit drugs in the border city. In total, as a result of this investigation, Lloydminster RCMP laid 83 charges.

On Thursday November 23, 2017 Lloydminster RCMP executed two search warrants, one in the 4700 block of 43 street; the other in the 5600 block of 43rd street. The search warrants produced stolen property with a value close to $35,000, firearms, drugs and the arrest of several individuals.

The 85 charges are made up of; Trafficking in fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin and Marijuana. Other charges include Possession of stolen property, Proceeds of crime, Firearms offences, Personation, Resist arrest, and Fail to comply.

The individuals arrested over the span of two days include: Darla Dixon 32 years old from Lloydminster, Tyler Wolfe, 31 years old from Onion Lake, Courtlin Littlewolfe, 33 years old from Edmonton, Louisa Simpson 19 years old from Lloydminster, Cheyenne Harper 31 years old from Onion Lake, Rosanna Courtoreille, 33 years old from Edmonton, Richard Wooldridge, 58 years old from Lloydminster, Michale Yaskow, 50 years old from Lloydminster, Richard Klippenstine, 43 years old from Lloydminster, Benjamin Harper, 31 years old from Lloydminster, Brandon Robinson, 23 years old from Lloydminster, Travis Fraser, 24 years old from Lloydminster, and Shyla Johstone, 24 years old from Lloydminster.

The Lloydminster RCMP have also issued warrants for the arrest of the following individuals:  Mark Sokulski, 29 years old from Lloydminster, Desiree Little, 24 years old from Lloydminster, Randy Lecomte, 32 years old from Onion Lake, Dorian Mabindsia-Taylor, 31 years old from Lloydminster, Kenneth Gamble, 23 years old from Lloydminster, Tyler Mazur, 32 years old from Lashburn, Amanda Armstrong, 27 years old from Lloydminster, Derrick Gladue, 44 years old from Lloydminster, and Cole Graver, 26 years old from Bonnyville.

The Court dates, for all the individuals, will be occurring in the next several months in Alberta and Saskatchewan Provincial Court.

Inspector Neill Pearson says that "The hard work of our officers and municipal employees has significantly impacted the drug trade within our community. As well, we have removed a substantial amount of firearms and recovered $35,000 worth of stolen property.  This investigation is a great example of how our detachment and Provincial Crime Reduction Strategies continues to be effective in addressing crime in our community."

This investigation is still ongoing and more charges are expected.

 

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Cst/Gend. Grant KIRZINGER
Community Policing and Media Relations
Lloydminster R.C.M.P./Police Communautaire et Relations Médiatique
G.R.C. de Lloydminster
5106 44 Street,
Lloydminster, Alberta
T9V 3M1
Ph (780) 870-2159

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