For Immediate Release / March 3, 2022

RCMP - Drug Unit Arrests Two Individuals - UPDATED

Updated Release - March 3, 2022 @ 3:41 p.m.

Please note the correction of charges for both individuals and the items seized.Please note the correction of charges for both individuals and the items seized.


In early January 2022, the St. Albert RCMP Drug Unit (SADU) began a drug trafficking investigation into an individual(s) believed to be selling cocaine. On February 10, 2022, St. Albert RCMP Drug Unit (SADU), with the assistance of the RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and St. Albert General Duty members, were able to locate and arrest two individuals outside the Canadian Brewhouse restaurant located in the south end of St. Albert.

Zahra Al Nemesh (23) of Edmonton, Alta. was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Trafficking a Controlled Substance X 5
  • Proceeds of Crime X 4

George Ishiekwene (22) of Edmonton, Alta. was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Trafficking a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

Zahra Al Nemesh and George Ishiekwene were released from custody on an Undertaking and will appear in St. Albert Provincial Court on March 28, 2022.

St. Albert Drug Unit seized the following items:

  • Canadian Currency - $900.00
  • 3 cell phones
  • Powder Cocaine – 63.24 grams
  • Crack Cocaine – 2.11 grams
  • Fentanyl – 6.12 grams

Photo of RCMP Drug and Cash Seizure

St. Albert RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store. 

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Last edited: March 3, 2022