Massive drug bust in Lloyd

By Lloydminster Source staff

November 27, 2015 4:27 PM

Tow month investigation yields drugs, weapons

Lloydminster police have busted nearly 20 people in a massive drug bust, the culmination of a two-month investigation.
Two of the suspects nabbed in the sweeping arrests were no strangers to police; Traci Love and Gordon Howard were charged earlier this year for their part in an April kidnapping.
Cops made the latest arrests of 18 people after a multi-section, two month investigation that targeted drug traffickers.
“Those that are having a negative affect on this community need to be held accountable for their actions,”  Lloydminster RCMP Const. Grant Kirzinger said in a release.
“If they are not willing to work toward removing themselves from their crime cycles, they will continue to be a priority of police enforcement.”
On Nov. 26, the Lloydminster RCMP General Investigation Section executed a search warrant on a residence in the 3200 block of 57 Avenue in Lloydminster, Alta.
During the search, police located methamphetamine, drug trafficking paraphernalia and various weapons.
Tiffany Ann Foley, 34, of Lloydminster, was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, and two counts of possession of property obtained by crime.
The execution of that warrant is a result of a two-month long initiative targeting street level drug dealers in Lloydminster. Several RCMP sections were involved in the investigation, including the Lloydminster Crime Reduction Unit, Police Dog Services, Forensic Identification Section and General Duty Section.
Numerous arrests have been made as a result of this investigation, and charges have been laid against the following people:
• Jessie Lansell, 32, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime , possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and outstanding warrants.
• Matthew Conaghan,  possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and one other charge.
•  William Cadzow, 21,  possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
• Nancy Skalruud, 44, two charges of trafficking cocaine and two charges of possession of property obtained by crime.
• Rawson Franke, 18, trafficking fentanyl, and possession of property obtained by crime and eight counts of failing to comply with a recognizance order.
• Jeremy Hampton, 18, two counts of trafficking — fentanyl and cocaine — and two other charges.
• Scott Lamoreux, 22, two counts of trafficking — fentanyl and cocaine— and two other charges.
• Teresa Manners, 23, two counts of trafficking — fentanyl and cocaine — possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and two other charges.
• Cody Zicker, 31, and Zachary Wray Blair, 31,  each charged with two counts of trafficking — fentanyl and cocaine —  possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and other charges.
• Traci Love, 4,  possession of methamphetamine, and three counts of failing to comply with a recognizance order.
• Gordon Howard, 24, driving while disqualified, failure to comply with a recognizance order and one other charge.
• Devon Carter, 29,  unauthorized possession of a firearm , careless storage of a firearm and two other charges.
Kirzinger said in the same release that the RCMP’s General Investigation Section was able to execute a search warrant Oct. 22 on a residence in the 3500 Block of 45 Avenue where “numerous people were arrested, with different types and amounts of illicit drugs being seized, along with trafficking paraphernalia and a loaded prohibited firearm.”
Charges were laid against:
• Dorothy Dumont, 62 , for possession of methamphetamine.
• Brock DUMONT, 22,  and Destiny Stuart, 21, for three counts of possession of Cocaine and LSDand several other drug-related charges.
• James Blohm, 26,  and Summer Nicotine, 20, for three counts of possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking , and several other charges.
This initiative is an example of the Crime Reduction Strategies being adopted by the Lloydminster RCMP, and in line with the Lloydminster RCMP Crime Reduction Initiatives, and the priorities established through community consultation, said Kirzinger.

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