Vermilion RCMP search warrant results in 34 charges

On Nov. 22, 2017 at approximately 11:45 p.m., Vermilion RCMP executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence in Vermilion and arrested a male inside without incident.

Police seized multiple firearms and weapons, $1,500 cash along with marihuana, cannabis resin, cocaine, methamphetamine, psilocybin (mushrooms), oxycodone and fentanyl tablets. Two stolen ATV’s and a snow blower were also recovered.

Mark Richard James Cameron, a 43-year-old from Vermilion was charged with 34 Criminal Code offences which include:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime (X3)
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon (X3)
  • Unauthorized Possession of a firearm (X5)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (X7)
  • Possession of a weapon/firearm/ammunition while prohibited (X11)

He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is set to appear in Vegreville Provincial Court on Nov. 27, 2017 via CCTV.

“The business of drug trafficking risks the lives of everyone involved,” says Corporal Corey Buckingham of the Vermilion RCMP Detachment. “Drugs such as these have a detrimental impact on the communities we serve but every seizure we make plays a vital part in making our streets safer.”

Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.

As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be provided.