Vegreville Mounties have arrested two people for drug trafficking
Vegreville Mounties have arrested two people for drug trafficking.
On February 15th, RCMP observed a female driver known to police, who does not possess a drivers' license operating a motor vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted, and while speaking with the driver, members observed what appeared to be a homemade "billy club" type weapon in the backseat of the vehicle.
The driver was arrested without incident. During a search of the driver's person, 10.43 grams of what was later determined to be heroin was located.
As the investigation progressed, members were led to believe that the person arrested was actively dealing both heroin and methamphetamine at a residence in Vegreville. Members obtained a search warrant which led to a second suspect being arrested at the residence without incident.
During a search of the apartment, members located further evidence that confirmed the occupants of the apartment were in fact dealing drugs in the Town of Vegreville. Members located:
- 280 Hydromorphone Pills
- 17.36 Grams of Methamphetamine
- 7.92 grams of Marihuana
- Morphine and Methadone pills
- 0.98 grams of Heroin
- A prohibited weapon
- drug paraphernalia
RCMP have charged 56-year-old Barbara Jean Tween and 45-year-old Helena Wiebe with: Possession of a Controlled Substance for the purpose of trafficking, six counts of Possession of a controlled substance, careless storage of ammunition and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, among other charges.
The Vegreville RCMP estimate that the street level value of the drugs seized is approximately $9000.
Both Wiebe and Tween have been released on cash bail pending their first appearances in Provincial Court on February 26th.