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SAD RCMP Crime Reduction Unit and Brooks RCMP seize large quantity of drugs

Posted on 25 May 2023 by Prairie Post

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On May 18, RCMP officers of the Southern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit (SAD CRU), in a joint effort with Brooks RCMP, executed a search warrant at a home in Duchess after a 3 week long investigation. Also assisting was the Southern Alberta District RCMP Emergency Response Team and Auto Theft Unit.

RCMP seized 500 grams of cocaine, a number of air soft firearms, as well as items commonly associated for use in the trafficking of illicit drugs.

Kyle Ivan Potts (37), a resident of Duchess, has been charged with:

• Possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine

• Fail to comply with a release order

• Possession contrary to prohibition order

Jak Thomas Burchell (33), a resident of Brooks, Alta., has been charged with:

• Possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine

• Fail to comply with a release order

After a Judicial Interim Release Hearing, Potts and Burchell were both remanded into custody. They will be appearing in Alberta Court of Justice in Medicine Hat on May 24.

This is a significant drug seizure for the city of Brooks and a major disruption of drug trafficking in the community.

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