Drug seizure sees one arrested, $30K in value taken off Bonnyville streets

A 26-year-old Bonnyville man is facing a drug trafficking charge after a long investigation.

Several detachments, including Bonnyville RCMP General Investigation Section,  with assistance from the Lloydminster’s Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT), Cold Lake GIS and Lakeland/Eastern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit (CRU), finished an investigation on Sept. 27 that saw over $30,000 in drugs seized. 

A search warrant was executed at a residence in Bonnyville and police located and seized:

  • $2,500 in Canadian Currency
  • 11.5 ounces of cocaine
  • A vehicle
  • Other drug trafficking paraphernalia

Layne Nadeau, 26, a resident of Bonnyville, was arrested and charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking

Nadeau was taken before a justice of the peace and was released with his next court date for Tuesday, October 17th, at the Alberta Court of Justice in Bonnyville.

“Drug abuse has a devastating impact on our communities,” says Corporal Pedro Rodrigues of the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment. 

“The street value of this seizure is valued at $30,000 dollars, Bonnyville RCMP continue to remain vigilant in the face of crime and focus our efforts on these drug traffickers.”

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