EDMONTON — Officials with Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams say a drug supply including 2,000 fentanyl pills has been seized as part of a massive drug investigation, and three people have been charged.
The ALERT investigation started in May and investigators received information that a vehicle was coming back to Edmonton from the B.C. lower mainland, containing a large shipment of drugs.
Investigators found the vehicle on June 3, and three Edmonton homes were searched.
In addition to the pills, investigators also seized marijuana, cocaine, body armour, a Taser, ammunition and $26,000 cash proceeds of crime.
Staff Sgt. Pierre Blais says in 2015, fentanyl took the lives of 274 Albertans.
Christopher Jervis, 28, James Jervis-Hilker, 35, and Billy Roche, 28, are facing a number of drug-trafficking charges.