Two face drug charges following surveillance operation

Several drug investigations are ongoing in Sylvan Lake as RCMP have brought in additional resources and are committed to reducing

Several drug investigations are ongoing in Sylvan Lake as RCMP have brought in additional resources and are committed to reducing drug related offenses in the community.

Charges have been laid after one incident and additional charges or arrests of associated individuals may result as the investigation continues.

Sylvan Lake RCMP members were working jointly with Calgary RCMP’s general investigation section on a surveillance operation about 6 p.m. last Friday.

They observed an “unrelated drug transaction take place between two individuals, immediately intervened and successfully arrested both subjects,” according to a news release.

RCMP seized approximately 450 grams of marijuana, $1,930 in cash and several other items related to drug trafficking.

Derek Michael Mathers of Sylvan Lake and Darren John McClellan of Red Deer have been charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.

The release noted community residents, as always, are encouraged to provide information that will assist police in their endeavour to reduce drug offences.