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Police seize stolen property

Thousands of dollars worth of stolen property was recovered after ALERT and Medicine Hat Police Service teamed up to target a suspected methamphetamine dealer.
The joint forces investigation concluded on Dec. 4 when a rural home was searched in Cypress County east of Medicine Hat.
Inside the home, police located about 20 grams of meth, along with four firearms and a prohibited 50-round drum magazine.
A wide range of suspected stolen property was recovered from an outbuilding on the property.
The property included tools, machinery and bicycles, which are valued at more than $20,000.
Medicine Hat Police Service will attempt to return the property to its owners.
Investigators from ALERT Medicine Hat’s organized crime team and Medicine Hat Police Service’s priority street crimes unit conducted the investigation in response to meth trafficking concerns, and the correlation with property crimes offences.
“Our community has felt the negative relationship between meth abuse and secondary offences, such as property crime and thefts, said Staff Sgt. Kelsey Fraser of ALERT Medicine Hat. “Police will continue to target the dealers and the most prolific offenders,”
Three people were arrested and face multiple charges: Denver Ailsby, 40, of Cypress County; Mike Bishop, 37, of Medicine Hat; and Keith Baker, 41, of no fixed address.
Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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