October 2018 RCMP News Archive

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Red Deer RCMP charge three with trafficking after search warrants

October 16, 2018 11:40 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have charged three people with trafficking and seized significant amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine and cash after a four-month long drug trafficking investigation that culminated in search warrants at residences in Red Deer and Sylvan Lake on October 10. 

The Red Deer RCMP GIS section began their investigation into a drug trafficking group at the end of May, gathering evidence that led to police being granted search warrants for an apartment in the area of 50 Avenue and 46 Street in Sylvan Lake, and an apartment in the area of 37 Street and 52 Avenue in Red Deer. The search warrants were executed between 7 am and 7:30 am at both residences with support from Sylvan Lake RCMP. Two men were arrested at the Sylvan Lake residence and one at a fourth Red Deer residence. 

RCMP seized just over 23 grams of methamphetamine, 69 grams of cocaine and approximately $12,000 in cash as proceeds of crime. RCMP also seized numerous electronics, items consistent with drug trafficking, a Jeep Liberty and a BMW. 

“Drug trafficking brings violent crime, weapons offences and property crime to our communities, so the Red Deer drug unit is focused on using criminal intelligence and data analysis to identify those traffickers and disrupt their operations,” says Sergeant Robert Schultz of the Red Deer RCMP GIS unit. “We’re always working on numerous drug targets, and we’re committed to applying continuous pressure from a variety of sides and putting them before the courts as often as we can.” 

21 year old Noah Patton faces the following charges:

  • CDSA 5(1) – Trafficking a controlled substance X 4
  • CDSA 5(2) – Possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of proceeds of crime

Patton is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on November 8 at 9:30 am. 

23 year old Simon DeJong faces the following charges:

  • CDSA 5(1) – Trafficking a controlled substance X 4
  • CDSA 5(2) – Possession for the purpose of trafficking X 2
  • Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of proceeds of crime
  • Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with conditions of a probation order

DeJong is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on November 8 at 9:30 am. 

22 year old Aaron Brown faces the following charges:

  • CDSA 5(2) – Possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of proceeds of crime

Brown is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on November 8 at 9:30 am. 

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Media contact:
Sgt. Robert Schultz
Red Deer RCMP
403-391-4034

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