Two Calgary residents charged with numerous drug trafficking offences

Two Calgary residents charged with numerous drug trafficking offences

November 30, 2012

Calgary… Two men face numerous charges after police busted a sophisticated drug trafficking operation on the 1500 block of Sherwood Boulevard NW in Calgary.

The Calgary Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-Calgary), an integrated team made up Calgary Police Service and RCMP members, executed a warrant at the property on November 29. Inside the residence, police found 162 grams of cocaine and 800 grams of marihuana, with street values of over $16,200 and $8,000 respectively, as well as a small amount of oxycodone and 31 grams of cannabis resin.

Along with over $8,000 cash, the team discovered a variety of drug trafficking paraphernalia, including digital weigh scales, cell phones, and a hydraulic press. The presence of a hydraulic press signals this drug trafficking operation’s high level of sophistication.

“Any time we can seize significant equipment means we have a greater impact on shutting down these operations,” said CFSEU-Calgary Acting Sergeant Rob Mackenzie. “Drug trafficking jeopardizes the safety of our communities and we will continue to target those who engage in this kind of criminal activity.”

As a result of this investigation, two Calgary residents are charged:

  • Devon CHURCHILL, age 20, is charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and one count each of possession of the proceeds of crime and simple possession.
  • Alexander SIKORA, age 20, is charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and one count each of possession of the proceeds of crime, simple possession and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

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:
A/Sgt. Rob Mackenzie
CFSEU–Calgary
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
403-888-0216

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.