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A St. Albert man has been charged with drug trafficking after a drug bust in April.

A 20-year-old has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

On April 21, after an extensive drug investigation, the St. Albert RCMP executed a search warrant at a home on Fleetwood Crescent and two males were arrested and charged with drug related offences.

Police found and seized 49 grams of shatter and over 100 grams of cannabis marijuana.

RCMP said that shatter looks like toffee is a highly potent marijuana derivative that has arrived on the drug scene in the last three to four years. People using it will often say they are “dabbing” when they inhale the vapours while heating it with a butane torch.

RCMP said that the THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, level in shatter can exceed 90 per cent. Marijuana generally has a TCH level close around 12 to 15 per cent.

The second man who was arrested during the drug bust was charged with possession of a controlled substance. He has already entered a guilty plea and received a $250 fine.

The man will appear in court on the trafficking charges on July 17.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man who was charged after a drug bust.

Travis Daniel Rafters, 26, of Camrose or Edmonton was charged with the production of cannabis marijuana, possession for the purposes of trafficking and theft of electricity/gas for telecommunications over $500.

Rafters was charged after the St. Albert RCMP responded to a residential break and enter complaint in the Braeside community on Jan. 30. During the investigation police discovered a marijuana grow operation in the residence.

RCMP found several hundred marijuana plants at the residence.

Rafters failed to appear in court so a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Three men have been charged after a serious assault in May.

Malcolm Quincy Powery, 24; Boakai Abu Dukula, 19; and Calvin Junior Powery-Hooker, 18; have each been charged with aggravated assault, robbery and forcible confinement. All three men are residents of Edmonton.

On May 21 a 17-year-old male allegedly went to meet up with the three men and entered their vehicle for a drug deal. The suspects assaulted him and the man received injuries to his side, face and head. He required surgery and a stay at the hospital.

The boy also had his property stolen and was left wandering through the Akinsdale neighbourhood without shoes or socks.

Dukuly and Powery-Hooker were denied bail and remain in custody. All three men are scheduled to enter pleas in the St. Albert Court on Monday July 24.

Police are advising people to be on alert for a man going door-to-door asking for money for his sick wife.

On June 17 at around 8 p.m. an elderly woman living on Grandin Road reported that the man stopped at her door asking for money. The 79-year-old gave him a small amount of money but was concerned the man may return and reported him to police.

The St. Albert RCMP believe this is an example of a distress scam tale, which uses a false story to pull on your heartstrings to collect money.

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