On Dec. 14, 2022, after a short term drug investigation, local RCMP units located throughout the area executed a search warrant on a residence in Red Deer. As a result of this search warrant, the following was seized:

  • 486 grams of suspected cocaine
  • $495.00 Canadian currency
  • Drug paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking

Chout Van Le (61), a resident of Red Deer, has been charged with:

  • Break and enter
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
  • Proceeds of Crime under $5000

After a Judicial Interim release hearing, Le was released on $10,000 promise to pay and $15,000 cash deposit. However, at the time of his arrest he was on parole so was remanded for his parole violation.