Drug trafficking charges laid


Duo faces trafficking charges

Two people have been charged with trafficking after a search warrant was conducted in Edmonton.

A St. Albert man is facing 35 Criminal Code charges while a St. Albert woman is facing 27 charges after an extensive drug investigation by the local RCMP.

A search warrant conducted by the St. Albert RCMP netted a variety of drugs including cocaine, GHB, LSD, MDMA, Dexedrine capsules, Xanax tablets, psilocybin, cannabis marijuana and hashish.

The St. Albert RCMP also seized money, suspected to be from the proceeds of a crime; and a 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan.

Vincent Zyp, 27, is charged with three counts of trafficking a controlled substance, one count of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and four counts of possession of proceeds of crime under $5000.

Along with the individual charges against Zyp, he is facing another 27 joint charges with 21-year-old Anastasiya Bilovodska. The two are facing an additional 15 counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, 11 counts of possession of a controlled substance and a single count of possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000.

Zyp is set to appear in the St. Albert provincial court on Jan. 22, 2018 and Bilovodska will appear in the St. Albert provincial court on Jan. 29, 2018.

“St. Albert RCMP is a part of the “K” Division Crime Reduction Strategy, which is a targeted, evidence based approach to policing,” said Insp. Pam Robinson, St. Albert RCMP detachment commander.

“This model, which is used in several countries across the world, enables police to identify repeat offenders, conduct targeted enforcement initiatives and to address the root cause of a crime. Drugs are one of these root causes of crime and the St. Albert RCMP Drug Unit has successfully removed some dangerous drugs from our streets,” she said.

Slashed tires

On Dec. 18, 2017 one tire was slashed on a grey 2014 Mazda 3, which was parked at Sturgeon Point Villas adjacent to St. Albert Centre.

The vehicle sustained no other damage.

No bullying charges laid

After an extensive investigation St. Albert RCMP have determined that no charges will be laid in a bullying incident with a youth hockey team in St. Albert.

The St. Albert Hockey Association and the St. Albert RCMP would like to thank the coaches, the players and the parents in working together to resolve these concerns in a respectful and safe manner.

Anyone with information about these or any other crimes is asked to contact St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700 or the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550. Anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at www.tipsubmit.com.


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