Thursday , 22 October 2020
Items seized after a search warrant was issued on August 26th. ( Lloydminster RCMP)

Charges laid after two-month investigation leads to large seizure including $32K and drugs

The Lloydminster RCMP have arrested four people as part of its crime reduction initiative focusing on street level crime groups.

A two-month long investigation was completed by the detachment’s General Investigations Section with help from the Eastern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit along with RCMP Police Dog Services.

During the investigation, seven search warrants were issued between Lloydminster and Vermilion River County.

On August 26th, police seized a large number of drugs, 37,000 contraband cigarettes, a firearm and over $32,000 dollars as a result of the investigation and search warrants.

The following accused are facing multiple charges:

  • Jaret Krahn (43) of Lloydminster has been charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.
  • Christopher Luyben (28) of Horizonview Acres has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, unauthorized possession of a firearm, unsafe storage of a firearm and possession of illicit tobacco.
  • Jordan King (31) of Cold Lake and Kevin Jackson (58) of Vermilion were both charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

“We will continue this crime reduction initiative to seek out those who distribute illegal drugs in our community,” says Inspector Lee Brachmann, Lloydminster Detachment Commander.

All four accused were released after judicial hearings and will be appearing in Lloydminster Provincial Court on Sept. 22, 2020.

About Tre Lopushinsky

Tre is the lead reporter/editor at Lloyd Connect. He is a NAIT Radio and Television alumni. Tre has experience in radio, audio production, video editing and news reporting. During his time at NAIT he worked as a sports editor for the college paper and was a commentator for NAIT Ooks Basketball and volleyball teams. Some residents may know him as being the "giant employee" in the community for the past two years. Tre, for some reason, hasn’t veered away from his childhood as he has a passion for collecting figures (not dolls!).

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