Four charged after police fentanyl bust in Fort McMurray
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Four charged after police fentanyl bust in Fort McMurray

Last Updated Aug 28, 2018 at 6:51 pm MDT

Fentanyl pills are shown in an undated police handout photo. Politicians and public health officials say increasing access to overdose-fighting medication is key to tackling the fentanyl-fuelled opioid crisis that is moving across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Police say four people, including an Ontario man wanted for attempted murder, have been charged in northern Alberta for allegedly trafficking fentanyl.

The arrests were made in Fort McMurray on Thursday after an apartment was searched.

Police say officers seized 226 grams of fentanyl, 38 grams of powder cocaine and eight grams of crack cocaine, along with a handgun, drug trafficking items and $6,000.

The 9-mm handgun had had its serial number removed and will be submitted for further testing and analysis.


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One of the men arrested, 23-year-old Yashin Mahad Ali, was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for his alleged role in a 2016 shooting in Toronto.

Alberta authorities are working with the Toronto Police Service to return Ali to Ontario.