Two Calgary men charged after police wrap up drug trafficking investigation

Two Calgary men charged after police wrap up drug trafficking investigation

May 14, 2013

 

Calgary…Police laid 17 charges against two Calgary men after seizing weapons and a variety of illicit drugs, including cocaine and methamphetamine.

The Calgary Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-Calgary) is an integrated team made up of Calgary Police Service (CPS) and RCMP members. With help from CPS, the team executed search warrants on a vehicle and a home across the street from a Calgary elementary school on the 100 Block of Martindale Boulevard on May 9. As a result, police seized the following:

  • 192 grams of cocaine;
  • 632 grams of marihuana;
  • 130 grams of MDMA powder;
  • 23 grams of cannabis resin;
  • 21.5 grams of cannabis oil ;
  • nine grams of psilocybin;
  • 143 grams of methamphetamine;
  • over $12,000 in Canadian currency; and
  • numerous weapons, including three canisters of pepper spray, a collapsible baton, brass knuckles, and a replica firearm.

Combined, the drugs have an estimated street value of over $44,000.

“The variety in drugs seized speaks to the sophistication of this operation,” explained CFSEU-Calgary S/Sgt. Martin Schiavetta. “We know drug trafficking leads to an increased risk of violence, and we will continue to target those who put our communities at risk by engaging in this kind of activity.”

Two Calgary men face numerous charges:

  • Christopher EDER, age 22, is charged with six counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, four counts of possession of a prohibited weapon, and one count each of simple possession, possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000, and possession of a dangerous weapon or imitation thereof.
  • Peter TRAN, age 21, is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, production of marihuana, possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000, and possession of a prohibited weapon.

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. Over 400 municipal police, RCMP and sheriffs work for ALERT.

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Media inquiries may be directed to:
S/Sgt. Martin Schiavetta
CFSEU-Calgary
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
403-428-4735

Jill Baird
Communications
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
780-509-3028

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.