Edmonton police said investigation by officers on the city’s west side, along with members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT), had resulted in the seizure of a number of different types of narcotics that were being packaged and sold from a business in the area. Police said between July and September 11, 2014, officers had carried out a drug investigation after suspicious activity was reported at a west end business in the area of 109 Avenue and 166 A Street.
The investigation included covert surveillance, and led to a search warrant on the business, in addition to a search of a home in the area of 165 Street and 107 Avenue.
During the searches, officers seized individually-packaged drugs meant for re-sale, along with various baked goods and sweets that were allegedly infused with narcotics.
A total of $56,361 in cash was also seized, and the estimated street value of seized drugs is about $308,277.
Mitchell Scott Ennis, 47, is facing a number of charges including seven counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon, possession of stolen property under $5,000.
Police said other individuals had been identified in connection to the search, and they may face additional charges as the investigation continues.
Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton
Published Wednesday, September 17
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