A Vancouver Island man is among nearly half-a-dozen people wanted in Alberta following a major drug bust in the province.
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) recently announced that 33 charges have been laid, three people have been arrested and five others are wanted after more than $260,000 worth of drugs and cash were seized from three homes in Grande Prairie.
The seizure, which included 1,143 grams of cocaine, 2,931 grams of synthetic cannabis, one litre of GHB, two vehicles as well as $60,010 in cash, was the result of an ongoing investigation into a regional cocaine trafficking network by ALERT and the Grande Prairie RCMP.
Three people, Kevin Bey, a 33-year-old man from Langley, Taylor Edgren, a 27-year-old man from Pitt Meadows, and Jeffrey Kayser, a 28-year-old man from Peterborough, Ont., were arrested and remain in custody.
Warrants have also been issued by law enforcement in Alberta for the following five suspects believed to have fled the Grande Prairie region:
Matthew Hull, a 30-year-old man from Duncan
Christine Emes, a 29-year-old woman from Langley
Christopher Gilliat, a 31-year-old man from Langley
Joseph Poirier, a 39-year-old man from Lethbridge
Preston Dougan, a 24-year-old man from Calgary
Those with information regarding the suspects’ whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.