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Olds youth and man with no fixed address charged with drug trafficking in Sundre

Search of Sundre hotel room netted illegal drugs, cash
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RCMP Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) and Sundre RCMP found illegal drugs and cash in a Sundre hotel room. File photo/MVP Staff

SUNDRE - A 17-year-old female from Olds and a 45-year-old man of no fixed address have been charged with drug trafficking after police searched their Sundre hotel room yesterday (Oct. 29).

With the assistance of the RCMP Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit (CRU), Sundre RCMP arrested two individuals on Oct. 29 who were staying at a local hotel in Sundre.

Police said they obtained a search warrant for their hotel room and the subsequent search yielded a varied quantity of illegal drugs, which included cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine, police said in a press release issued today (Oct. 30).  

Police also reported that several thousand dollars in cash was also located and seized as the cash was allegedly obtained through proceeds of crimes. 

“The combined efforts of the Sundre RCMP detachment and the RCMP Southern Alberta CRU were effective in shutting down this individual’s criminal activities within the Town of Sundre.  Not only did this individual prey on our vulnerable but brought unwanted criminality into the Sundre community.  This combined effort of hard work furthers our objectives of reducing rural crime and striving towards safer communities in Alberta," said Sundre  RCMP Cpl. Joe Mandel.

Carl Bjorkman, 45, of no fixed address and a 17-year-old female youth from Olds, who police say is of no relation to Bjorkman, were charged with drug trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  

Police say both individuals were brought before a justice of the peace and  Bjorkman was remanded into custody to speak to his matter in Didsbury provincial court at a later date.  The female youth was given court-imposed conditions and released to a relative, police said. She will speak to her matter in Didsbury provincial court at a later date as well.