On Aug. 15, the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team executed two search warrants at homes in Fort McMurray. The alleged drug busts were reportedly a response by law enforcement to information that they had gathered from members of the public about suspected drug trafficking in the Timberlea area. Officers from Wood Buffalo RCMP also helped to execute the search warrants.
Because of the two drug raids, police detained a 19-year-old Edmonton man and a 43-year-old Fort McMurray man. Both men reportedly with police orders while they were being taken into custody. They have both been charged for drug possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds from criminal activity.