A new Lloydminster RCMP crime reduction strategy has led to three arrests.
The detachment said the focus of the initiative, which began over the past week, was to “dismantle street-level crime groups”.
Traffic stops done by the General Investigations Section resulted in the seizure of large amounts of cash, drugs, and the recovery of stolen property.
The RCMP arrested 26-year-old Dericia Mercer of Sylvan Lake, who is facing 32 charges, which includes multiple theft-related charges, 29-year-old Zachary Frazer of Leduc County, who is facing 25 charges, including possession of a weapon, and 39-year-old Mohamud Siraji of Edmonton, who was charged with drug possession and possession with the purpose of trafficking.
“This crime reduction initiative will continue in the City of Lloydminster,” said Inspector Lee Brachmann, Lloydminster RCMP Detachment Commander. “We will seek out those who intend on victimizing the residents of Lloydminster and hold them accountable for their actions.”
The RCMP said one of these traffic stops, which was completed on 50th Avenue, resulted in the recovery of property related to sixteen previous reports from residents of Lloydminster and the surrounding area.
Mercer and Frazer are set to appear in Lloydminster Provincial Court on August 4th while Siraji’s court date is set for August 18th.