Two month investigation in High Prairie ends in arrest, drugs seized

By Justine Kelsie
March 13, 2018 - 3:52pm

A 53-year-old woman is facing numerous charges after cocaine and methamphetamine were found in a home in High Prairie for the second time. 

The High Prairie Integrated Drug Unit, High Prairie RCMP, and members of the Faust RCMP completed a two-month long drug investigation last week. On March 7, 2018, police executed a search warrant on the residence and turned up approximately 80 grams of meth and 100 grams of cocaine prepackaged for sale on the street. The team also found prescription pills, cash, and a gun. 

Marilyn Hamelin (Bigcharles) is facing numerous charges including Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Gabapentin, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Codeine, Possession of Cash Obtained by Crime, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, and Unsafe Storage of a Firearm.

The woman is also facing two counts of Failure to Comply with an Undertaking stemming from previous charges from November 2017 and she has been remanded into custody. According to an RCMP media release, Hamelin (Bigcharles) was arrested after a search warrant was executed on the same home in 2017 where police say they seized 28 grams of meth and 10 grams of cocaine. 

Hamelin (Bigcharles) is set to appear in court on March 26, 2018, in High Prairie. 

The town is located approximately two hours west of Grande Prairie.

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