Drugs seized after homes in Cochrane, Calgary searched

Calgary… An ALERT investigation resulted in the seizure of more than $80,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine. Homes in Cochrane and Calgary were searched and a loaded handgun was also seized.


ALERT Calgary’s organized crime team made the seizure on February 8, 2024 with the help of Cochrane RCMP and the Calgary Police Service. The homes were located in the area of Heritage Boulevard in Cochrane, and the Calgary neighbourhoods of Acadia and Montgomery.


The homes were searched as part of an investigation that began in December 2023. ALERT received information about suspected drug trafficking taking place in the Cochrane and Calgary areas.


“Any time you have drug trafficking taking place in a smaller community the subsequent issues related to addiction, violence, and property crimes are going to be amplified. Working together with ALERT, we were able to address the issue in a timely manner and keep our community safe,” said Sgt. Matt Pumphrey, Cochrane RCMP.


ALERT seized approximately $80,000 worth of drugs including:

  • Loaded handgun;
  • 387 grams of cocaine;
  • 746 grams of methamphetamine; and
  • $1,015 cash.


The handgun was previously reported as stolen in a break and enter from October 2023. The firearms will be submitted for forensic analysis and ballistics testing to the Provincial Firearms Solutions Lab to determine if it was used in any other crimes.


Kenneth Funk, 60, was charged with 10 criminal offences related to drugs and firearms. He was released from custody to await his next scheduled court appearance on March 18, 2024.


Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.


ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.