Edmonton man charged with weapons and drug-related offences after drug complaint

STRATHCONA COUNTY – An Edmonton man was charged with numerous weapons and drug-related offences.

As the result of a drug complaint and investigation the Strathcona County Municipal Drug Unit executed a search warrant on June 18, 2020, at an Edmonton residence with the assistance of RCMP General Duty members.

During the search police seized several items including what is suspected to be over 120 grams of cocaine, .22 loaded revolver handgun, ammunition drug paraphernalia, stun gun and Canadian currency.

During the search of a vehicle, police located what is suspected to be approximately 5.4 grams of crack cocaine.

Murtada ALATTIYA, 23, of Edmonton has been charged with three counts of possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, flight from police, four counts of careless use of a weapon, two counts of unauthorized possession of a weapon, possession of stolen property, and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

ALATTIYA was released on a recognizance after a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on July 29.

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 Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741, or your local police.

If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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