Cocaine, marijuana seized from Edmonton pub

Two men face drug trafficking charges after police executed a search warrant at the Strathearn Pub on Wednesday
The Strathearn Pub at 95th Avenue and 87 Street has had its liquor licence suspended by the AGLC after the owners were charged with drug trafficking offences. (CBC )

Two owners of an Edmonton pub face drug trafficking charges following a three-month police investigation.

Police say they seized marijuana and cocaine at the Strathearn Pub, at 95th Avenue and 87 Street, while executing a search warrant on Wednesday.

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission has confirmed the pub’s liquor license has been suspended indefinitely.

“After the charges that the police laid, we felt that this was appropriate to do to ensure the integrity of the liquor industry,” AGLC spokeswoman Jody Korchinski said.

The pub has the right to appeal the suspension, she added

One man, 61, is charged with trafficking cocaine, possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, and living off the proceeds of crime.

The second man, 54, is charged with possession for the purposes of trafficking and possession of a controlled substance.

Police launched their investigation in late 2013.