10/21/2016 04:47 EDT | Updated 10/21/2016 04:57 EDT

RCMP Make Fentanyl Bust In Grande Prairie

More than a kilogram of cocaine was also discovered.

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — RCMP say they have charged two men from British Columbia and seized upwards of 150 pills of potentially lethal fentanyl from two homes in northwestern Alberta.

More than a kilogram of cocaine was also discovered when members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team searched the Grande Prairie homes last Thursday.

The seizure followed a month-long investigation into suspected trafficking.

Police say other drugs, including marijuana, were also found in the homes, along with two body armour vests and thousands of dollars in cash.

Singh Grewal, a 24-year-old Langley resident, is facing drug possession and other charges, as is 22-year-old Elson Blue Joy from Kelowna.

Word of the arrests comes as the RCMP holds a two-day conference in Edmonton dealing with the rising tide of fentanyl use, which killed 153 people in the first six months of this year in Alberta.

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