Seven people are facing almost 30 charges following a three-day operation in Calgary’s downtown core targeting street-level drug trafficking.
Methamphetamine, which has a high association with violence, was the drug of choice for the people charged.
The three day investigation concluded yesterday, and was a joint operation between District 1 patrol and the Strategic Enforcement Unit.
28 criminal code drug related charges were laid, as well as five summonses and three arrests for outstanding warrants.
“Drug trafficking happens in every community. Dealers are drawn to high-traffic areas where they can easily move around and have a perceived belief they are flying under the radar. Drug trafficking brings violence, social disorder and property crime to the community,” says District 1 Staff Sergeant Shawn Wallace. “We will continue to keep our community safe, while working with our partners to ensure those with addictions have the resources and supports they need to stop the cycle of drug abuse.”
Charges of trafficking methamphetamine, proceeds of crime, breach of recognizance and possession of an identity document were laid during this investigation.
The accused range in age from 28 to 51 years old.