Police seize crack cocaine, cash from downtown home in drug investigation

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Wood Buffalo RCMP have charged a 29-year-old Fort McMurray man with drug-related offences after discovering crack cocaine and cash inside a downtown home.

The investigation began earlier this month when Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) received a tip about drug activity in the area.

On Jan. 22, police searched the home and found 133 grams of crack cocaine and $30,000 in cash.

Yimag Abdi-Ahmed was arrested and charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, production of a controlled substance, possession of proceeds of crime and failure to comply with release conditions. Abdi-Ahmed was charged with similar offences during an unrelated 2019 ALERT investigation.

Abdi-Ahmed remains in police custody. ALERT spokesperson Mike Tucker could not confirm whether court dates have been set.

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 be sent to tipsubmit.com.


Sarah Williscraft, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Fort McMurray Today