April 29, 2015 - 10:20 AM
KELOWNA - A Kelowna man has been arrested in Alberta after a search warrant led to roughly $400,000 worth of drugs and cash last week.
Blair James Seabrook, 39, along with five others from Alberta, was arrested April 23 at a home in Edmonton. Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams conducted the investigation that led to seizure of 23 grams of cocaine, 488 grams of ecstasy, 568 fentanyl pills, cutting agents and almost 50 grams of marijuana and mushrooms. The combined value of the narcotics is estimated to be around $375,000.
On May 10, 2016, the crown dropped all charges against Seabrook.
According to a response team release, a short-term investigation learned the Edmonton-based drug trafficking group was linked to drug suppliers in Kelowna.
“The search warrants coincided with a drug shipment being transported to an Edmonton home just south of Whyte Avenue,” it says.
Also arrested were Edmonton residents Elyssa Burton, 19, Corban Guiney, 20, Eric Gauthier, 21, Levi Lund, 26, and Teia Sheppard, 21.
Three vehicles and almost $30,000 in cash were also seized as proceeds of crime.
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— This story was updated May 11, 2016, to include information from the courts that charges against Seabrook were dropped.
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