Police charge four men with drug trafficking after search of Eagle Ridge home

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Wood Buffalo RCMP have charged four Fort McMurray men with drug trafficking after an arrest in Eagle Ridge last week.

Acting on a search warrant, police searched a residence on Grosbeak Way on Oct. 29. During the search, officers found $3,000 in cash, 150 grams of a substance believed to be cocaine and other paraphernalia related to drug trafficking. The four men at the Eagle Ridge residence were arrested and charged.

Norman Kenneth, 40; Richard Harvey Barrow, 39; Demetre Leelyn Lewis Desjarlais, 29; and Jeremy Joseph Cardinal, 19; have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Lineham and Desjarlais are charged with possessing proceeds of crime not exceeding $5,000 and trafficking cocaine. Lineham, Desjarlais and Cardinal are also charged with possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling. Lineham and Barrow are both charged with possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling.

All four Fort McMurray men have been released from custody. They are scheduled to appear at the Fort McMurray courthouse on Nov. 24.

Anyone with information about this incident or criminal activity in Wood Buffalo is asked to contact Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Tips to Crime Stoppers are always anonymous and can also be sent to tipsubmit.com.

swilliscraft@postmedia.com

Sarah Williscraft, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Fort McMurray Today