For Immediate Release / November 30, 2022

RCMP - Drug Unit Investigation Leads to an Arrest

St. Albert RCMP Drug Unit, with the assistance of ALERT Edmonton, conducted an investigation into Methamphetamine and Fentanyl Trafficking in the Summer of 2022 which lead to the arrest of the suspect on October 20th, 2022.

Yogesh Boojhawon (32), a resident of Edmonton, was charged with the following: 

  • Trafficking Methamphetamine X 4 
  • Trafficking Fentanyl X 2
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking X 4 
  • Possession of Property obtained by Crime X 6 
  • Possess illegal cigarettes under the Tobacco Tax Act

St. Albert Drug Unit, with the assistance from the St. Albert Crime Reduction Unit and the St. Albert General Investigation Section, executed a search warrant at a residence in Edmonton, Alta, where Yogesh Boojhawon was arrested, and the following items were seized:

  • 833.59 grams Methamphetamine approximate street value of $50,640.
  • 82.42 grams Fentanyl approximate street value of $16,400.
  • 114.89 grams Cocaine approximate street value of $11,500.
  • 46.83 grams Buffing Agent 
  • 250 ML Suspected gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
  • One tablet Morphine Sulphate
  • $12,570 Canadian Currency 
  • 2015 Lexus IS250

RCMP Drug Unit investigation seized items displayed on a table

Yogesh Boojhawon was released from custody and will appear in Edmonton Provincial Court on December 6, 2022.

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: November 30, 2022