Proactive Policing Results in More Than 100 Arrests in Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service recently concluded a month-long project in Downtown, Northeast and Northwest Divisions that resulted in more than 100 arrests.
Between Oct. 2 and Nov. 2, 2017, police focused their efforts on areas where prostitution, property crime and drug use typically occur. Divisional Beat Teams, EPS Human Trafficking and Exploitation Unit, the Edmonton Drug and Gang Enforcement Unit, Pawn Detail, (Investigative Management & Approval Centre) IMAC and Detainee Management Unit teamed up to curb crime.
In total, there were:
- 108 individuals arrested & charged
- 201 charges laid (including 38 “johns” charged with obtaining sexual services for consideration)
Police seized the following:
- 26g of methamphetamine
- 9g of cocaine hydrochloride
- 20 pills of dilaudid
- 1g of shatter
- 21g of marijuana
- 20 g of fentanyl
- 4g of carfentanil
- 1 g of ketamine
- 20 pills of Tylenol 3
- One loaded sawed-off shot gun
While police primarily focused their efforts on crime and disorder, they also worked with social support agencies to assist the homeless and other vulnerable citizens who suffer from mental health and substance abuse issues.