An investigation of two suspected drug traffickers has yielded a significant amount of illicit drugs, stolen property, cash and firearms.
In August, Red Deer RCMP’s GIS Property Crime Unit executed search warrants at two separate residences within Red Deer. During the searches, investigators seized large amounts of methamphetamine, fentanyl, crack cocaine, psilocybin, and edible cannabis for the purposes of trafficking. Also seized were a number of stolen vehicles, all of which had the VIN or serial numbers altered to some degree. Police recovered a 2018 Mercedes, 2016 Dodge Ram truck, a 2016 Keystone Hideout travel trailer, and nine dirt bikes. The search also yielded nearly $17,000 in Canadian money, a loaded .44 Calibre handgun and a sawed off .22 calibre rifle.
“These are the types of prolific offenders our crime reduction strategy strives to identify, target and capture through projects like Pinpoint and our newly-created Property Crime Unit,” said Superintendent Gerald Grobmeier. “I am extremely proud of the GIS Property Crime Unit for this seizure and its disruption to the drug trade in our city.”
“A seizure of this size indicates illicit drug trade and other criminal activities that can have trickle down impacts on public safety in the community,” said Sergeant Paul Glanville. “Any time we can get dangerous drugs and weapons off the street, as well as recover stolen property, we consider that a good outcome.”
Jennifer Miller, 26, and Seth Bradley, 36, both of Red Deer, have been arrested and face charges relating to the seized drugs, property and weapons. Deanna Regnier, 64, of Red Deer is also facing charges related to the investigation.
All three individuals face the following charges:
- Four counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
- Multiple counts (5) pertaining to the possession of restricted firearms
- One count for altering a serial number of a firearm
Miller and Bradley face the following charges:
- Theft of property over $5,000
- Multiple counts (6) pertaining to the possession of restricted firearms
- Possession of currency obtained by crime
- Unlawful possession of Cannabis for the purpose of selling
Bradley faces one additional firearm charge, and further charges related to the stolen vehicles are expected.