Officers with Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams announced that they had their largest seizure of heroin in more than five years on Feb. 19. Cooperating on the investigation and subsequent seizure were Edmonton Police service, RCMP and ALERT's Edmonton-based Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.
In connection with the search and seizure, three men have been charged with 14 offences, including drug offenses. One of the men has been charged with knowingly possessing a prohibited firearms and careless storage of firearms. A second man is being charged with breach of recognizance. The third individual is being charged with a number of weapons-related charges, two counts of knowingly possessing a prohibited firearm and two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. According to ALERT, more charges may be forthcoming as the investigation continues.