A section of the Alberta Sheriffs shut down and cordoned off a house on Baly Road in Whitecourt Monday as part of a months-long investigation and court proceedings.
The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit obtained a court order against the home owners of 28 Baly Road which will prevent anyone from coming or going from the property for the next three months. Sheriffs boarded up the house, changed the locks and placed a fence around the property.
The initial investigation began in the fall of 2020 with multiple community complaints about drug activity going on at the house.
Police investigations got underway and search warrants, by RCMP and the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT), obtained and executed in October and November enabled the seizure of methamphetamine, crack cocaine, GHB and drug paraphernalia.
According to Alberta Sheriffs, investigators request for a community safety order was granted by a Court of Queen’s Bench justice on March 15.
The property can be handed back to the owners after the 90-day period but they will not be allowed to have any tenants or visitors without prior approval from SCAN for the duration of the community safety order which isn’t up until the end of December 2022.