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Mounties break into wrong home

Rachel Wheeler Archive
Mounties in Edmonton shocked a family at a remote rural residence when they broke into their home by accident as part of a drugs bust.

The police entered the wrong address in Enoch Cree First Nation by force as they attempted to find the illegal substances.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesperson Corporal Wayne Oakes told the Edmonton Sun that the service had been acting on a search warrant when they entered the property at 12:45 local time on Monday (June 22nd).

He went on to say that officers were able to locate the right address later that same night and seized a quantity of drugs at the residence, although no-one was arrested and no suspect description is currently available.

Corporal Oakes issued a "heartfelt apology" to the family at the first home.

Last week, the Star reported that immigration documents for those looking to enter Canada are often plagued with mistakes such as incorrect genders and bad addresses of employers.