Lacombe Police charge two with drug, weapons offences

 During the months of March and April, 2020, The Lacombe Police Service (LPS) conducted a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA) investigation into the sale of illicit substances in Central Alberta. The investigation was assisted by members of the Red Deer region, Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT). 

As part of the investigation, Police executed a search warrant on a residence located in the 5300 block of 49th Avenue in Lacombe. As a result of the search warrant, police were able to locate a firearm, quantities of methamphetamine, fentanyl, GHB, and approximately $3500.00 in Canadian currency. 

As a result of the investigation, 2 suspects have been charged as follows: 

Jay Dee Coffman, 36, of Lacombe was charged with the following offences

Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine– 1 (one) count 

Possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl– 1 (one) count 

Possession for the purpose of trafficking GHB – 1 (one) count 

Carry a concealed weapon – 1 (one) count 

Possession of weapon while on order – 2 (two) counts 

Possession of proceeds of crime – 1 (one) count 

Shane Kerik, 48, of Lacombe was charged with the following offense

Possession of methamphetamine – 1 (one) count 

Unsafe storage of a firearm – (one) count 

Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose – 1 (one) count 

Possession of a prohibited weapon – 1 (one) count 

Possession of weapon ammunition with ammunition – 1 (one) count 

Possession of a weapon used in the commission of an offence – 1 (one) count 

Jay Dee Coffman is scheduled to attend Red Deer Provincial Court on 13 July, 2020 

Shane Kerik is scheduled to attend Red Deer Provincial Court on 27 August, 2020