John Edward Saul; Raymanpreet Singh Uppal, Jared Joseph Perner, and Arman Deep Singh Hanjrah, charged by police
EDMONTON – Police have charged four people with drug trafficking after seizing nearly $35,000 worth of drugs from three Edmonton residences thanks to a tip from the public.
As a result of a confidential tip from a member of the public, the Edmonton Police Service Specialized Traffic Apprehension Team (STAT) executed search warrants on three residences and seized drugs, weapons and cash, and also charged four individuals allegedly involved in drug trafficking.
In early 2014, STAT members commenced a drug-related investigation after receiving information about an alleged “dial-a-dope” operation. During the course of the investigation, officers discovered that this was not a one-person operation, but a group of individuals allegedly involved in the local drug trade. With the assistance of detectives from the EPS Drug and Gang Unit (EDGE), STAT officers were able to identify a number of additional suspects and residences.
On Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, STAT members executed search warrants on three south-side residences and one vehicle, and seized:
- Two handguns and ammunition – a .38 Special Revolver and a .25 Semi-Automatic Pistol (prohibited weapon with serial number removed)
- A conductive energy weapon (CEW)
- Approximately $12,000 in Canadian currency
- 370.8 grams of cocaine (approximate street value $26,900)
- 1,585.2 grams of buff (approximate street value $6,340)
- 90.2 grams of marijuana (approximate street value $1,350)
- 16.6 grams of hashish (approximate street value $332)
John Edward Saul, 27; Raymanpreet Singh Uppal, 28; Jared Joseph Perner, 25; andArman Deep Singh Hanjrah, 21; were each charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine), possession for the purpose of trafficking (marijuana), possession for the purpose of trafficking (hashish), and possession of stolen property over $5000 (proceeds of crime).
Saul was also charged with unauthorized possession of prohibited/restricted weapon,possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to public, unauthorized possession of prohibited device or ammunition (x3), careless storage of firearm, weapon, ammunition (x2), andpossession knowing serial number alter/deface/remove.
Uppal was also charged with possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to public.
Perner was also charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking (steroids), possession for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine), possession of stolen property under $5000 (proceeds of crime), possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to public, and obstructing a peace officer.
EPS STAT continues to investigate the file.