Two B.C. men charged after over $150K drug bust in Grande Prairie

Photo by ALERT/RCMP

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – More than one kilogram of cocaine and nearly 150 fentanyl pills were seized from two Grande Prairie homes following an ALERT drug investigation.

ALERT Grande Prairie’s organized crime and gang team made the seizure on October 13th with the assistance of the Grande Prairie RCMP. Two homes were searched following a month-long investigation into the suspected drug dealings of 24 year-old Langley resident Karman Singh Grewal, and 22 year-old Kelowna resident Elson Blue Joy

One kilogram of cocaine, 146 fentanyl pills, 155 grams of marijuana, 175 millilitres of GHB, two body armour vests, $56,120 in cash was seized from both homes, with the value of the bust estimated at more than $150,000.

“The seizure and the disruption of this criminal group will help to reduce the negative community impact created by the local drug trade.  This seizure highlights the importance of a coordinated provincial effort to stem the movement and sale of controlled substances,” said RCMP Grande Prairie Officer in Charge, Supt. Don McKenna.

Grewal is charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and one count each of: possession of drugs, and possession of proceeds of crime.

Joy is charged with one count each of: possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of drugs, possession of proceeds of crime, possession of stolen property, and possession of body armour.

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

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