Crime & Court Northern Alberta

Grande Prairie RCMP charge man with possession for purpose of trafficking

Grande Prairie RCMP arrested a man and seized a significant quantity of pharmaceutical drugs, following execution of search warrant at a residence in Grande Prairie.

Brandon Parlee, 22, of Grande Prairie has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and breach of a release order.

On Aug. 14 Grande Prairie RCMP were conducting a curfew compliance check on Parlee at a residence in Grande Prairie. When the door to residence was opened they observed Parlee seated on a couch sleeping with an open case on his lap. In the case were hundreds of yellow and green Xanax tablets laid out as well a zip lock bag with another large amount of Xanax tablets.  Parlee was arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking.

A search warrant was obtained and executed at the residence, which led police to seize the following:

  • 775 Xanax tablets
  • 20.8 grams of fentanyl
  • 5 squares of LSD
  • 226 tablets of unknown medication
  • 17 cell phones
  • 72 rounds of ammunition (shotgun and pistol)
  • Approximately $200 in Canadian currency
  • Scales, scoresheets and numerous small baggies for drug distribution
RCMP photo

Parlee is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Aug. 24.

Information provided by the public plays a crucial role in helping police identify where crime is occurring, and who is committing it. Members of the public who suspect drug activity in their community are encouraged to contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701, or your local police.

If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at ( or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.