UPDATE: Calgary Brothers Facing Drug Trafficking Charges
Posted: May 8, 2015
Calgary… Nathan Sawatzky, who was wanted by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT), for his alleged role in a drug trafficking investigation, has been arrested.
Sawatzky, 35, was arrested by the Calgary Police Service Fugitive Apprehension team on May 8 in Calgary. Sawatzky has been wanted since March 25 when ALERT Calgary seized $400,000 worth of drugs and four firearms from his Coventry Hills home.
Sawatzy is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking (x 4), unsafe storage of a firearm (x 2), unauthorized possession of a firearm (x 2), possession of a weapon obtained by crime (x 2), possession of a firearm contrary to order (x 2), and possession of proceeds of crime.
Original news release (April 2, 2015):
Calgary Brothers Facing Drug Trafficking Charges
Calgary… A short-term investigation by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT), with support from the Calgary Police Service (CPS) Drug Unit, has led to drug trafficking charges against two Calgary brothers.
More than $400,000 worth of drugs and four firearms were seized by ALERT Calgary, an integrated team consisting of CPS and RCMP members. The two-week investigation concluded on March 25 with a search warrant being executed in the Coventry Hills community.
The drugs seized have an estimated street value of $408,000 and included:
- 2.5 kilograms of cocaine;
- 875 grams of methamphetamine;
- 27 grams of heroin;
- 263 fentanyl pills;
- 49 grams of cannabis resin;
- 135 grams of phenacetin or “superbuff”;
- $3,935 cash proceeds of crime.
Four firearms were seized, including two that were previously reported as stolen from break and enters. Other replica firearms and edged weapons were seized.
Timothy Swatzky, 33, has been charged with drug trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking (x 2), and breach of recognizance (x 4).
A warrant has been issued for Nathan Swatzky, 35, on charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking (x 4), unsafe storage of a firearm (x 2), unauthorized possession of a firearm (x 2), possession of a weapon obtained by crime (x 2), possession of a firearm contrary to order (x 2), and possession of proceeds of crime.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Nathan Swatzky is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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.