Two Charged after Meth and Fentanyl Seizure

On January 9, 2019, members of the Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) Organized Crime Section (OCS) arrested two people following a drug trafficking investigation. Nearly $16,000 worth of methamphetamine (263 grams) and a small amount of fentanyl (0.2 grams) was seized during a pair of traffic stops.

The investigation began earlier in the week when investigators received information about suspected drug trafficking.

As result of the investigation; Dustin Ralph Stubbins, 31-year-old male, of Medicine Hat, AB has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine. Alan Glebe, of Medicine Hat, AB 54-year-old male, is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of fentanyl.

“These recent arrests are a reminder to us all that methamphetamine and fentanyl still remain a prominent concern in our community. The meth trade is often a catalyst to property crime and violent crimes and individuals addicted to meth often behave erratically, causing a safety concern for both members of the public and police officers,” says OCS Staff Sgt. Cory Both.

To address this concern, the MHPS remains committed to working with community partners to address the root causes of drug use.  Members of the public can assist by reporting concerns and suspicious behaviour occurring in their neighborhood.  Signs of drug trafficking can include:

•  Vehicles or people coming and going at all hours of the day and night for brief periods of time.

•  Individuals leaving the residence to go to a waiting vehicle or nearby location for a very brief period of time prior to returning to the home.

•  Abandoned vehicles near the area in question, typically with some form of damage.

•  Garbage, litter or discarded needles near the residence in question.

To report a suspected drug house call the MHPS Drug Tip Line at 403-502-8909 or submit a tip anonymously via the MHPS website here. Anonymous tips may also be provided through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477.

Media Contact:

S/Sgt Cory Both
Organized Crime Section
Medicine Hat Police Service
Ph: 403-529-8448