Crime & Court

Drayton Valley RCMP Arrest man on Canada-wide warrant, seize drugs

DRAYTON VALLEY – RCMP, with assistance from Western Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit, arrested one of Edmonton’s most wanted criminals.

On May 6 at about 9 p.m., police arrested Terence John Woodward, 29, after executing a search warrant at his home in Drayton Valley.

Woodward was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for a parole violation stemming from a previous drug trafficking conviction.  

Police seized 35.6 grams of methamphetamine, four grams of cocaine, a small quantity of heroin, a significant amount of cash and several prohibited devices.  

Woodward was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of currency obtained by the commission of a criminal offence, possession of a prohibited device, possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public, and possession of a prohibited device while prohibited.  He was also charged with flight from police stemming from an incident that occurred in Drayton Valley on April 11, 2019.

Police arrested two other men and three women and several charges against them are pending.

Members of the public who suspect drug activity in their community are encouraged to contact their local RCMP detachment. If you have information about this incident or any other incident, please call the Drayton Valley RCMP at 780-542-4456.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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