Over $16,000 in drugs seized, charges laid

Cocaine, marijuana and psilocybin were seized at a Sylvan Lake home after police executed a warrant, June 15.

Cocaine, marijuana and psilocybin were seized at a Sylvan Lake home after police executed a warrant, June 15.

Red Deer’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) concluded the investigation by laying charges against Donald Lubianesky, 53, and Shawna Mucci, 43. Each are charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of property obtained by crime.

With help from Sylvan Lake RCMP, the Red Deer unit searched the residence on 52nd Street. They seized 73 grams of cocaine, 800 grams of marijuana and 100 grams of psilocybin, along with drug trafficking paraphernalia and over $3,600 in cash, according to a news release from Sgt. Gerald Ouelett. The drugs have an estimated street value of over $16,000.

“Our team is focused on disrupting this kind of criminal activity in Red Deer and the surrounding region,” said Ouellet. “This is another example of the results that can be achieved when police work together in communities both large and small.”

Residents who have information related to organized and serious crime are encouraged to contact their local RCMP detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477).