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Blackfalds RCMP execute search warrants, lay charges

Several people were found inside these residences searched

On June 13th, the Blackfalds RCMP with assistance from Innisfail RCMP and Lacombe Police Service executed a search warrant at a residence in Blackfalds. Several people were arrested and spoken to on this date, however charges were not laid at this time.

On July 12th, 2019 a search warrant was executed with the assistance from Red Deer GIS at the same residence and another residence related to the same investigation. Several people were arrested and spoken to and several items seized. The following persons were charged as a result of the investigation:

Gerald Allan Tonner of Blackfalds was charged with:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession of Property obtained by Crime under $5000.00
  • Possession of ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine

Gerald Tonner has been remanded into custody until later in July for his bail hearing.

Darren Christopher Ray of Bentley, Alberta was charged with:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
  • Fail to comply with conditions of a recognizance.

Ray was remanded into custody until later in July for his bail hearing.

Several other people were found inside these residence(s) upon the execution of the search warrants. Some of these persons had outstanding arrest warrants and were subsequently arrested and brought before a Justice of the Peace.

This matter is still under investigation and further charges will likely be laid in the near future.

There is no further media release anticipated on this matter.

-Submitted by the Blackfalds RCMP

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