Search of west Edmonton home yields large amount of drugs – Canada Police Report

Edmonton, Alberta – ALERT seized more than $700,000 worth of drugs and cash from a west Edmonton home as the result of a short-term investigation. One person has been charged.

ALERT Edmonton’s organized crime and gang team made the seizure on February 8, 2021. A home in the Glastonbury neighbourhood was searched with help from the Edmonton Police Service.

ALERT: Search of west Edmonton home yields large amount of drugs
(Photo by ALERT) ALERT: Search of west Edmonton home yields large amount of drugs

ALERT seized over $700,00 worth of drugs and cash from the home, including:

2,150 grams of cocaine;

1,900 grams of methamphetamine;

94 grams of fentanyl;

261 grams of ketamine;

12,200 grams of cannabis;

2,100 grams of psilocybin mushrooms;

50 tabs of LSD;

100 milliliters of GHB;

14,000 grams of buffing agents; and

$74,670 cash.

ALERT also seized hundreds of rounds of ammunition, which the suspect is prohibited from possessing due to a previous conviction.

Garret Nybakken was arrested at his home. The 39-year-old man was charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, proceeds of crime, breach of a firearms prohibition, and charges under the cannabis act.

The search and seizure concluded a short-term drug trafficking investigation that began in early February 2021. ALERT acted on information received about drug activity in west Edmonton and surrounding communities.

Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.


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