Loaded Handgun Seized in Calgary Drug Bust

Loaded Handgun Seized in Calgary Drug Bust

March 11, 2015


Calgary… A loaded Glock handgun and quantities of cocaine and heroin were seized in a recent crackdown on Calgary street-level drug sales by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT).

ALERT Calgary, an integrated team consisting of Calgary Police Service and RCMP members, made the weapon and drugs seizure on March 6. Two people with ties to B.C.’s Lower Mainland were arrested following three search warrants.

The majority of the drugs and handgun were seized in a Glenbrook home that is located less than a block away from a school. The Glock handgun was loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition and had its serial number removed. Homes in the Eau Claire and Copperfield communities were also searched.

Drugs with an estimated street value of $26,000 were seized:

  • 55 grams of cocaine;
  • 51 grams of heroin;
  • 19 grams of marihuana;
  • Packing materials, digital scales, score sheets, and other drug trafficking paraphernalia.

Sheldon Seymour, 23 of Surrey, has been charged with possession of a restricted weapon, careless use of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, defacing a serial number on a firearm, possession of proceeds of crime, drug possession, and possession for the purpose of trafficking (x 2).

Tyler Romanisson, 33 of Surrey, has been charged with possession of a weapon contrary to prohibition order, possession of a restricted weapon, carless use of a firearm, defacing a serial number on a firearm, possession of property obtained by crime, drug possession (x 2), possession for the purpose of trafficking (x 2).

Warrants are being sought for two additional suspects.

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. Members of Alberta Sheriffs, Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Regional Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.

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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.