August 22nd, 2017

Drug and firearms case adjourned


By Schnarr, J.W. on August 13, 2017.

One person facing additional charges

J.W. Schnarr

Lethbridge Herald

jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com

Two Fort Macleod residents charged with drug and firearms offences have had their case adjourned pending the resolution of additional charges by one of the accused.

Charges against Dean Jordan and Elaine Reid were put off to Sept. 8 on Friday in Lethbridge provincial court in order to learn the results of additional charges Jordan is facing which could impact Reid’s case.

Jordan, 47, is facing three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking; three counts of careless storage of a firearm, four counts of knowingly possess an unauthorized firearm, and possession of property obtained by crime.

Reid, 39, is facing three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, three counts of careless storage of a firearm, four counts of knowingly possess an unauthorized firearm, and possession of property obtained by crime.

On March 17, Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams announced the seizures of more than $25,000 worth of drugs and four firearms were seized from a home in Fort MacLeod.

Seized items included: three rifles; a shotgun; 222 grams of cocaine; three grams of heroin; 22 grams of methamphetamine; and nine grams of marijuana.

The pair were charged following two operations where police seized in total more than $55,000 worth of drugs along with 11 firearms.

The operations involved homes being searched in Lethbridge, Coaldale and Fort MacLeod.

Members of ALERT Lethbridge’s organized crime and gang teams worked with officers from Lethbridge Police Service, Coaldale RCMP and Fort MacLeod RCMP in the investigations.

The two investigations were unrelated but both focused on addressing community concerns related to drug dealing.

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