High Prairie RCMP execute CDSA search warrant


News release


On March 7, 2018 the High Prairie Integrated Drug Unit, High Prairie RCMP and members of the Faust RCMP concluded a two month long CDSA investigation. The RCMP executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant on a residence in the town of High Prairie. Police located approximately 100 grams of cocaine and approximately 80 grams of methamphetamine prepackaged for the sale on the streets of High Prairie. Police also located various prescription pills, Cash and a firearm.

Fifty-three-year-old Marilyn Gwen HAMELIN(BIGCHARLES) has been arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking Cocaine;
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking Methamphetamine;
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking Gabapentin;
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking Codeine;
  • Possession of Cash Obtained by Crime
  • Unauthorised Possession of Firearm;
  • Unsafe Storage of Firearm;
  • two counts of failure to comply with an undertaking stemming from previous CDSA charges in November 2017.

Marilyn HAMELIN(BIGCHARLES) is remanded into custody and is to appear in High Prairie Provincial Court on March 26, 2018. Marilyn HAMELIN (BIGCHARLES) was released from custody in November 2017, after Police had conducted a CDSA search warrant on the same residence which Police seized 28 grams of methamphetamine and 10 grams of Cocaine.

The High Prairie Integrated Drug Enforcement Unit aims to identify and disrupt organized crime in the town of High Prairie, County of Big Lakes and surrounding area, and to arrest and hold people accountable for their involvement in their criminal activities. The High Prairie Integrated Drug Enforcement Unit is a collaboration of the High Prairie RCMP and Lakeshore Regional Police Service.

We need your assistance. Cooperation between the RCMP and the public is instrumental to the success of our Crime Reduction efforts. The simple act of reporting any suspicious activity and/or crime provides us with the necessary information by which we gather intelligence. Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call the local police or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime stoppers is always anonymous.

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