Saturday, July 20, 2019

$1.4m of cocaine seized from two Edmonton homes

A June 8 seizure included 11 kilograms of cocaine, 84 kilograms of cocaine buffing agent phenacetin, slightly less than a kilo of ketamine and $15,465 in cash. The seizure of cutting agent phenacetin is one of the largest ever in Alberta. Phenacetin was once used as a pain reliever but was discontinued as both a prescription and non-prescription drug in 1973 over concerns it was leading to kidney damage and cancer.

"This amount of buff speaks to the volume of cocaine potentially moving through that residence and ending up on the streets."