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31 Charges Laid in Whitecourt Drug Trafficking Bust

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July 11, 2019 at 10:50 am - Home, MyTownToday.ca
By Erika Chorostil

Whitecourt RCMP have laid 31 Criminal Code or Controlled Drugs and Substances Act charges against 9 people.

From June to July 2019, the Whitecourt General Investigation Section (GIS) and the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) led an intelligence project targeting local street-level drug traffickers. Charges include trafficking and possession of drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, and ecstasy, as well as proceeds of crime and weapons charges.

The following people are facing charges:

28-year-old Jacob Christopher Batisse:
-Trafficking Methamphetamine (x3)

18-year-old Jacob Joseph Charko:
-Trafficking Cocaine

40-year-old Jeffery Nicholas Dizak:
-Trafficking Cocaine (x2)
-Possession of Fentanyl
-Possession of Proceeds of Crime

19-year-old Jacob Jaylen Douglas:
-Trafficking Methamphetamine
-Possession of Ecstasy
-Possession of Proceeds of Crime

39-year-old Cynthia Yvonne Fordham:
-Trafficking Methamphetamine
-Possession of Proceeds of Crime

26-year-old Trae Jordan Haughie:
-Trafficking Cocaine

23-year-old Joyelle Katherine Kerr:
-Trafficking Cocaine

27-year-old Cody Chase Letendre:
-Trafficking Methamphetamine (x3)
-Possession of Methamphetamine
-Possession of Fentanyl
-Possession of Proceeds of Crime
-Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose (x2)
-Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
-Possession of a Weapon while Prohibited (x4)

43-year-old Jeffery Douglas Schmidt:
-Trafficking Cocaine (x3)
-Possession of Proceeds of Crime

Batisse and Haughie remain at large on outstanding warrants. Letendre has been held in custody, Schmidt was released on cash bail, and the remainder were released on no-cash bail.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Jacob Christopher Batisse or Trae Jordan Haughie, please contact the Whitecourt RCMP at 780-778-5454 or call your local police, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

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