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Four arrested in Lloydminster RCMP crime reduction initiative

The Lloydminster RCMP say they’ve arrested four people in an initiative targeting street-level crime groups.

As a part of this plan, members of the Lloydminster RCMP General Investigations Section, along with the  Eastern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit and RCMP Police Dog Services completed a two-month investigation, executing seven search warrants in the Lloydminster and Vermilion County areas.

As a result of this investigation and the warrants, nearly a pound of suspected cocaine was seized along with heroin, marihuana and psilocybin magic mushrooms. In addition, over 37,000 contraband cigarettes, a gun and over $32,000 dollars in cash were found.

Christopher Luyben, 24, from Horizonview Acres Alberta has been arrested on five charges, including alleged trafficking, guns, theft and illicit tobacco charges.

43-year-old Jaret Krahn from Lloydminster was is facing two counts of alleged possession for trafficking.  31 year old Jordan King from Cold Lake and 58-year-old Kevin Jackson of Vermilion are facing one charge each of possession for trafficking.

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All of the accused have been released after judicial hearings and will be in Lloydminster Provincial Court on September 22, 2020.

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