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Months-long investigation leads to meth-related arrests

Members of the Bonnyville RCMP General Investigation Section arrested three men after executing a search warrant at a Bonnyville residence on Nov. 24. Police allegedly uncovered methamphetamine and supplies to cook and sell the illicit drug.
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Bonnyville – After several months of a targeted drug investigation, a Bonnyville man was arrested in relation to methamphetamine possession for the purpose of trafficking along with two other men, following the execution of a search warrant on Nov. 24. 

RCMP obtained a drug search warrant for a residence in the Town of Bonnyville in relation to an ongoing investigation.  

The investigation was led by the Bonnyville RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS), with assistance from Cold Lake’s GIS unit and Eastern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit. 

During the property search, RCMP members reportedly seized brass knuckles, score sheets and cell phones, along with about 45 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 66 grams of an unknown powdered substance. 

The search of the residence allegedly resulted in the discovery of various chemicals, powders and bottles suspected of a “cooking kit.”  

Bonnyville resident Scott McRae, 37, has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with the purpose of trafficking. 

McRae was released by a Justice of the Peace and is scheduled to appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on Dec. 6. 

Kristopher Funk, 41, also a resident of Bonnyville, has been charged with breaching his release conditions. 

Funk was remanded by a Justice of the Peace and is set to appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on Nov. 28. 

A third male, a 37-year-old resident of Bonnyville whose identity was not released by police, was charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, after being found in possession of brass knuckles.  

The 37-year-old will be appearing in Bonnyville Provincial Court on Jan. 10, 2023. 

Jazmin Tremblay

About the Author: Jazmin Tremblay

Jazmin completed a minor in journalism at Hanze University in the Netherlands and completed her Communication Studies degree from MacEwan University with a major in journalism.
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