Lloydminster RCMP say they have made a big bust here in the City.
On Wednesday, Police seized over $200,000 in stolen items, drugs including cocaine, heroin and meth and two stolen guns at a home on 20th Street. $11,000 Canadian was also allegedly found at the home. Three people, 42 year old Richard Godin, 21 year old Jordan Dewing and 29 year old Tracey Waskewitch are facing trafficking, stolen property and firearms charges.
Lloydminster RCMP Constable Grant Kirzinger says this bust will have major impacts in the City.
“Anytime that you can take that many types of drugs, weapons and cash off of the streets in Lloydminster, you’re instantly going to see a few things happen. You’re going to see a shortage in the drug supply, you’re also going to see positive effects in the community, and being able to remove firearms from the street is a great thing.”
The investigation was part of a larger crime reduction strategy and investigation effort in Lloydminster. While conducting this search warrant police also recovered items including a stolen Ford F-150, a hot tub and trailer. Kirizinger says they will be trying to reunite the stolen items with their owners.
“When property is stolen, we document serial numbers and details in regards to those items. When we recover items, we will find which file they match up to and contact those individuals themselves.
All of the suspects have appeared before a Justice of the Peace. Dewing and Waskewitch were both granted cash bail and Godin remains in custody. They will appear in Alberta Provincial Court on May 15, 2018.