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July 15, 2013
Eight arrested after team seizes over $1 million in drugs, nearly $100,000 cash
Calgary…Police wrapped up a drug trafficking investigation that resulted in charges against eight Calgary residents and the seizure of over $1 million in various drugs over the course of several months.
The Calgary Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-Calgary) is an integrated team made up of Calgary Police Service (CPS) and RCMP members. Since September 2012, CFSEU-Calgary executed search warrants at six Calgary residences, with the most recent taking place on July 4 in the McKenzie Towne area.
As a result, police seized the following:
These drugs have a combined estimated street value of over $1.2 million.
Other seizures include nearly 34,000 prescription pills, over 35 kilograms of a cutting agent, $96,311 cash, and eight vehicles. The team also discovered a pill press, a cocaine press, a conducted energy device, 33 cell phones and other drug trafficking paraphernalia.
The Calgary Police Service, RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency provided assistance throughout various stages of this investigation.
“When it comes to investigating organized crime, police create a more lasting impact on public safety when we disrupt a group’s core business,” explained CFSEU-Calgary Insp. Gerry François. “While I think it’s fair to say we’ve accomplished that here with these significant arrests and seizures, we know our work doesn’t stop now.”
Charged as part of this investigation are the following:
FEAGAN and MAWDSLEY, along with one other 33-year-old man who was not charged, were on parole at the time of their arrests, and their parole has now been revoked.
To report suspicious activity in your community, contact police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
CFSEU-Calgary is an ALERT team established and funded by the Government of Alberta to bring together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources to tackle serious and organized crime. Nearly 400 municipal police, RCMP and sheriffs work for ALERT.
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