Edmonton man busted after selling drugs on Craigslist

Police say the 33-year-old was using a Craigslist to find buyers and manage transactions.

Police have arrested an Edmonton man who was selling drugs online.

Police say the 33-year-old was using  Craigslist to find buyers and manage transactions.

On July 9, officers from an Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) visited the man’s home in southeast Edmontonafter receiving a tip.

When they searched the residence, they say they found $16,000 worth of hashish, marijuana, MDMA, cocaine and prescription pills.

Mike Tucker with ALERT said more people may still be charged in relation to the case. 

"Any time we do an investigation related to drug activity there is going to be spin-off investigations, we're going to look at different angles," he said.

Tucker said the man did not appear to be affiliated with any organized crime group or any kind of drug trafficking ring, however. 

He is now facing 17 drug-related charges, and has been released on bail. He will be back in court on July 25.

This is the first time ALERT has conducted an investigation based upon online drug sales.