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Calgary… ALERT Calgary’s organized crime and gang team has taken more than a kilogram of cocaine off the streets of Calgary and removed a young child from a potentially dangerous situation. Two people were arrested in the investigation.
The arrest and seizure took place on May 10, 2018, via a traffic stop at a gas station in the Penbrooke Meadows neighbourhood. Calgary Police Service members provided assistance.
Upon searching the stopped vehicle, investigators discovered and seized 1,007 grams of cocaine, with an estimated value of more than $100,000.
Investigators also found a three-year-old girl in the vehicle. The CPS Child At Risk Response Team (CARRT) was notified and will conduct a follow-up investigation.
“We’re happy to have seized these drugs, but we’re even happier to ensure the safety of this young child,” said Insp. Patty McCallum, ALERT Calgary. “Needlessly putting children into dangerous situations like this is unacceptable, and we’re grateful for the support of partners like CARRT to ensure she remains safe.”
The girl’s parents, a 29-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, were arrested and each was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking. ALERT is not providing their names in order to protect the identity of the girl.
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.
Notice to Media: Photos of the cocaine seized are available for download: Photo 1 | Photo 2