A Sylvan Lake resident is facing various drug trafficking charges following an investigation in Red Deer.
Summer Brook Kreiser, 29, of Sylvan Lake, and Brian Randell Buxton, 31, of Red Deer, were arrested Oct. 23 by Red Deer City RCMP, with assistance from the SCAN (Safer Communities & Neighbourhoods unit) of Alberta Sheriffs.
SCAN is a unit whose goal is to observe properties where criminal activity negatively affects the health, safety or security, or interferes with peaceful enjoyment in a community or neighbourhood.
About 6:30 p.m., SCAN members alerted Red Deer City RCMP about people in a Ford Resident charged with trafficking, other crimes truck trafficking drugs in the south end of Red Deer. They first noticed the vehicle while conducting surveillance of a residence in Inglewood.
According to RCMP media resource officer Cpl. Sarah Knelsen, a traffic stop was conducted where Buxton and Kreiser, who was the driver of the truck were arrested.
During a search of the vehicle, RCMP seized a large quantity of cash, methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, oxycodone and marijuana. Bear spray and a bat were also located in the vehicle.
Buxton has been charged with four counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
He was held in custody for a court date Oct. 25.
Kreiser was charged with four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and fail to comply with an undertaking.
She was released from custody to appear in court Oct. 25.