On May 9, 2023, Vegreville RCMP, with assistance from surrounding detachments, simultaneously executed three search warrants targeting the trafficking of illegal substances in the Vegreville and Two Hills area.

One rural property in the County of Two Hills, one home in the Town of Vegreville and one business within the Town of Vegreville were searched. As a result of the search, the RCMP seized methamphetamine, cash and prohibited weapons. 

Three individuals were charged with the following:

55-year-old Mark Parson a resident of Vegreville, has been charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking;
  • Possession of unstamped tobacco;
  • Possession of prohibited weapons.

55-year-old Bradley Johnson a resident of Stettler, has been charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking;
  • Selling of tobacco products;
  • Possession of prohibited weapons.

54-year-old Dale Sawchuk a resident of Vegreville, has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

All suspects are scheduled to make their first court appearance in the Vegreville Court of Justice on July 17, 2023.

“One of our strategic priorities in Vegreville is focusing on the possession and sale of illegal controlled substance within our community,” said Staff Sergeant Colin Folk, Detachment Commander for the Vegreville RCMP. “Based on our geographical location, we tend to see transient individuals involved in the controlled substance lifestyle migrate out to our community from bigger centers. The Vegreville RCMP has a zero tolerance for this and will continue to target those individuals involved”.