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Two month investigation leads to record Meth Seizure in Medicine Hat


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gun, drugs, money

July 17, 2019
Record Methamphetamine Seizure
in Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat… A two-month investigation by ALERT’s Medicine Hat organized crime team has resulted in what is believed to be the largest methamphetamine seizure in the city’s history. Five people were arrested, and more than $120,000 worth of drugs and cash were seized.

On July 13, 2019, with the assistance of Medicine Hat Police Service, ALERT investigators executed search warrants at two residences in Medicine Hat, arresting four people. That same day, they also stopped a vehicle along the Trans-Canada Highway near Brooks and arrested one person with the help of Brooks RCMP.

Over the course of the investigation, which started in May 2019, the following items were seized:

  • 1.13 kilograms of methamphetamine;
  • 156 grams of cocaine;
  • 7 grams of psilocybin mushrooms;
  • 207 tablets of illicit prescription drugs;
  • three cans of pepper spray;
  • a replica firearm; and
  • $34,145 cash proceeds of crime.
  • gun, money, drugs

This methamphetamine seizure exceeds the previous record for Medicine Hat, which the ALERT organized crime team set in December 2017 when 1.02 kilograms of meth were seized during a vehicle stop just inside city limits.

“The presence of methamphetamine has a detrimental effect not only on drug users, but also on the overall safety of citizens of Medicine Hat,” said Insp. Tim McGough, MHPS.

A total of 28 criminal charges have been laid against the five people arrested:

  • Rosalind Blade, a 65-year-old woman from Medicine Hat
    • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (x2)
    • Possession of a controlled substance (x2)
    • Possession of proceeds of crime
    • Breach of recognizance (x5)
  • Bobby-Jo Blade, a 38-year-old woman from Medicine Hat
    • Trafficking a controlled substance (x5)
    • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (x3)
    • Possession of a controlled substance (x2)
    • Possession of proceeds of crime (x2)
    • Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public
  • Angie Blade, a 25-year-old woman from Medicine Hat
    • Breach of recognizance
  • Harley Simons, a 44-year-old man from Medicine Hat
    • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (x3)
  • Guled Shideh, a 34-year-old man from Edmonton
    • Possession of proceeds of crime

Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous. Medicine Hat residents can also submit tips anonymously through the Medicine Hat Police Service mobile app, which is free to download and available for both Apple and Android devices.

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime. Members of Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.

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Police looking for these 3 suspects after Super 8 Motel in Innisfail robbed early Monday morning

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Innisfail RCMP investigate robbery

Innisfail Ala. – On May 29, 2023, at approximately 4:10 a.m., the Super 8 motel in Innisfail was the victim of an armed robbery. Three male suspects entered the hotel, two of which had firearms.  Money was demanded from the manager. All three left the motel in a vehicle which is described as:

  • Chevrolet Dura Max truck
  • Sliver
  • Lifted

The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1: Caucasian male, tall and muscular. Wearing jeans and a grey Under Armour hoody. He was carrying a pistol.

Suspect #2: Caucasian male,  short.  Wearing all black. He was carrying a sawed off shotgun

Suspect #3: Caucasian male tall with a chubby belly. He was wearing a grey hoody, jeans and a black ball hat.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3341 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers for instructions).

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20 year old Red Deer man faces child pornography charges

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From Red Deer RCMP

Red Deer RCMP – one male arrested and charged with distribution of child pornography

 On May 11, 2023 Red Deer RCMP arrested and charged a resident of Red Deer with child luring and multiple child pornography offences.

Red Deer General Investigative Section (GIS) conduct a joint investigation with ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit.

Due to joint efforts in the lengthy inter-agency investigation, Red Deer RCMP arrested and charged 20-year-old Mark Andrada.

Andrada was charged with the following Criminal Code Offences:

  1. Possession of Child Pornography
  2. Exporting Child pornography
  3. Accessing child pornography
  4. Print/ publish/ make child pornography
  5. Luring a child

Andrada allegedly engaged in sexually explicit online chats with a young female victim in Illinois. The victim was sextorted into providing photos and videos, which the accused later tried to sell. The FBI was involved in the investigation.

Andrada appeared before a Justice of the Peace and was released with his next court appearance set for June 9, 2023, at the Alberta Court of Justice in Red Deer.

If you have information about this matter, please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-406-2300 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or using the “P3 TIPS” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

To report crime online, or for access to RCMP news and information, download the Alberta RCMP app through Apple or Google Play.

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