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Drugs, cash seized; Fort McMurray man arrested

A 32 year old Fort McMurray man has a court appearance tomorrow after drugs and cash were seized late last week.

Richard Stamp is facing a number of drug related charges after police responded to a call on Thursday morning about a domestic problem in a vehicle.

Wood Buffalo RCMP, Municipal Traffic Services, and Bylaw Enforcement all became involved during the course of the ensuing investigation which led to a search of the vehicle owner's home.

Corporal George Cameron says police recovered a safe containing 415 grams of cocaine, 400 fentanyl tablets, $4,000 cash in Canadian currency , 102 U.S. dollars, and other drugs that have yet to be identified. A small amount of steroids was also recovered.

"This is a really good file for the detachment to get these drugs off our streets. This fella here who's been charged, he's been taken out of the game, so to speak, for a while, this investigation is continuing, and there could be other arrests and charges as a result," says Cameron.

Cameron says Bylaw Services also had to get involved with the discovery of a large dog in the home.

Cameron says the police are especially pleased to have seized a large amount of fentanyl, an opiate, many times more powerful than heroin.

He says the fentanyl is suspected to be responsible for up to nine overdose deaths in the RMWB in the past three months.
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Re: Drugs, cash seized; Fort McMurray man arrested

Unread postby Yossarian » Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:56 am

fentanyl is suspected to be responsible for up to nine overdose deaths in the RMWB in the past three months.


You think we would have heard more about this?
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Re: Drugs, cash seized; Fort McMurray man arrested

Unread postby MacDaddy » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:20 am

I'll bet many if not most happened at the work camps. Most of these situations are hushed by the PR departments. I have been told overdoses are a significant percentages of their EMS trips to our ER. You know there is a problem when they regularly hire drug dogs to search rooms and luggage and have drug detection equipment similar to what is used by Canadian customs officers at our borders. It is also the reason they continue to push for random drug testing instead of the current post incident policy.
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