Local Drug Bust

On March 9, 2014 the Wood Buffalo RCMP entered a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act investigation after receiving a call for service at a local hotel. An employee contacted the RCMP indicating that narcotics were found in a room after a request was made for the room to be cleaned. Members attended where a search warrant was executed. As a result of an extensive investigation, hours of surveillance and continuous work by several officers, an Edmonton man has been charged.

On March 17, Troy Wenckowski (21) was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Wenckowski remains in custody and is to appear in court on April 22.

A second man has been identified and a warrant for Alex Nugusse (20) also from Edmonton has been issued.

Approximately 660 grams of cocaine and $1300.00 in Canadian Currency has been seized. The investigation continues and the police are asking anyone with information about Nugusse’s whereabouts to contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP.

If you have information about this, or any other investigation(s), please call the Wood Buffalo RCMP at (780) 788-4000, or if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com,or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions on how to do). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.