EDMONTON – The Edmonton Police Service has seized more than $80,000 in drugs and cash following a three-month long drug trafficking investigation.
In October 2020, EPS Drug and Gang Enforcement (EDGE) Unit initiated an investigation into the suspected drug dealing activities of a 36-year-old male living in the Edmonton area.
On Friday, Jan 8, 2021, EDGE Unit, with the assistance of the RCMP Emergency Response Team and the EPS Tactical Unit, executed search warrants at two residences, one in Pinnacle Ridge Estates in Sturgeon County and the other in Sherwood Park. Three individuals, a male and two females, were arrested as a result. During the search of the Sturgeon County property and a vehicle, police located a variety of drugs, weapons, ammunition, identity documents and cash, including:
- 102.4 grams fentanyl (approximate street value of $25,000)
- 189.9 grams of methamphetamine (approximate street value of $15,200)
- 2 L of GHB (approximate street value of $2,000)
- 3.6 grams of cocaine hydrochloride (approximate street value of $300)
- A large variety of drug paraphernalia and items consistent with the production of controlled substances
- A loaded 12-gauge shotgun
- Two rounds of .40 caliber ammunition
- One spent .40 caliber casing
- 19 rounds of .30-06 ammunition
- 38 rounds of .308 ammunition
- Two sets of soft body armour
- Numerous counterfeit and fraudulent identity documents, including fake firearms licenses
- Numerous pieces of equipment used for the manufacturing of fraudulent identity documents
- Approximately $39,000 in cash
Landon Borkowski, 36, Carley Rycroft, 27, and Ashley Sherwin, 40, are facing over 35 combined criminal charges including possession for the purpose of trafficking, production of a controlled substance, proceeds of crime over $5,000, possession of identity documents, possess body armour without valid permit and possession of a firearm/ammunition contrary to an order. Borkowski is also facing charges under the Child and Family Enhancement Act and the Drug Endangered Children Act due to the readily accessible nature of drugs and firearms located in the presence of a child.