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St. Albert RCMP charge two with trafficking heroin

Kyra Belle Jarema and Dustin Michael Orvis were arrested with combined charges for possession of heroin, methamphetamine and GHB as well as possession of prohibited weapons.
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St. Albert RCMP cruisers at headquarters station. FILE PHOTO/St. Albert Gazette

A St. Albert RCMP Drug Unit investigation into street drugs concluded with the arrest of two people on Sept. 9.

The RCMP said on Sept. 17 that a 19-year-old woman from Edmonton and a 33-year-old man from Fort Saskatchewan were charged with a combination of 36 criminal code violations, and controlled drugs and substance abuse offences.

Kyra Belle Jarema and Dustin Michael Orvis both face charges of trafficking and possessing heroin, as well as possessing methamphetamine and GHB. They both face charges of possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possessing a prohibited weapon for a dangerous purpose and failing to comply with a release order.

Additionally, Jarema has been charged with possessing proceeds of a crime and possessing stolen property and failing to comply with a probation order. Orvis faces an additional charge of operating a motor vehicle while prohibited.

In addition, the drug unit seized Jarema’s 2001 BMW, considered an asset of drug-related crimes.

Both of the accused are in custody awaiting a release hearing.

Sgt. Rob Butz, a non-commissioned officer in charge of the plain-clothes sections, stated, "St. Albert RCMP Drug Unit is committed to keeping our citizens safe by conducting investigations guided by intelligence in order to target individuals who hurt our community."

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the St. Albert RCMP Detachment at 780-458-7700. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.