Boyle, Alberta – A man is now facing drug trafficking charges after a Boyle RCMP officer received not one, but numerous, unsolicited calls to his personal cell phone from a person looking to purchase narcotics.
In the first instance, upon receiving the call the officer informed the caller that they had dialed the wrong number and hung up. When he received subsequent calls, the officer asked who the caller was looking for and was given the name of a person of interest in an ongoing drug investigation into street-level drug trafficking by Boyle and Athabasca RCMP detachments. The information inadvertently provided to police was used to obtain a search warrant on an apartment in the Town of Athabasca where illegal drugs were found by police.
“Police work doesn’t get much easier than this,” said Boyle RCMP Detachment Commander Sergeant Kevin McGillivray.
Today, Trevor Dennis, age 41, of Athabasca has been was charged with Possession of Marijuana for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of Cocaine. He has been released on bail to appear in Athabasca Provincial Court on December 14, 2015.