Four people hit with drug charges following police investigation

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Four Fort McMurray residents have been charged after Wood Buffalo RCMP searched two Fort McMurray homes and a vehicle last week.

On July 30, the Wood Buffalo Drug Section, with assistance from the Crime Reduction Unit and Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team, searched a Parsons Creek home on Dakin Drive and a vehicle.

Officers seized approximately six grams of what is believed to be cocaine and more than $1,500 in cash.

A Timberlea residence on Bacon Place was also searched, leading to police seizing approximately 213 grams of suspected cocaine, 124 grams of suspected methamphetamine and more than $42,000 in cash.

Victoria Fionna Hayner, 27; Daniel Summerfelt, 39; Kelsy Balsor, 19; and Jeffrey Caines, 47; have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Hayner and Caines face additional charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking. Caines has also been charged with five counts of failing to comply with conditions.

Caines and Balsor remain in police custody, while Summerfelt and Hayner have been released. They are all scheduled to appear in Fort McMurray Provincial Court on Aug. 11.

Anyone with information about this incident or criminal activity in Wood Buffalo is asked to contact Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Tips to Crime Stoppers are always anonymous and can also be sent to


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