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RCMP Canmore Conducts Search; Drugs Seized

 

On the evening of May 9th, 2015, Canmore RCMP, with the assistance of the Kananaskis RCMP, executed a search warrant that had been granted by a justice on a residence in Canmore. The search uncovered cocaine, fentanyl pills, cash and other evidence indicative of drug trafficking.  Two males and a female were located in the residence at the time and were arrested without incident.

Canmore residents, 40 year-old Darcy Gordon HUMPHRIES and 40 year old Michael Patrick CUNNINGHAM have each been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and 1 count of possession of proceeds of crime.  Both men were released following a bail hearing and are scheduled to appear in Canmore Provincial Court on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The female found in the residence was released without charge.

Organized crime groups use funds obtained through the sale of controlled substances to fund other illegal activities which pose a threat to our continued health and well being. Drug trafficking harms communities. Wherever it exists, there’s the potential for an increase in criminal activity and a greater chance of violence on top of additional economic costs and other health and safety risks. There are many individual and community health and safety concerns with the existence of drug trafficking in our communities. Dangers include:  drug impaired driving, drug endangered children, violent home invasions, decreased property values along with other additional economic costs and other health and safety risks.

Those who traffic in illicit drugs destroy lives, homes, and communities. The RCMP remains fully committed to enforcing laws against illicit drugs to their fullest extent.

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