Calgary, AB,

Bad business in illicit drug trade results in charges

Handing out business cards with “free samples” of cocaine at a downtown casino has resulted in drug-trafficking charges against a Calgary man.

On Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023, officers patrolling a downtown casino became aware of a business card that had been handed out to patrons at the casino. The card included the name “Alex Lee” and had a small baggie with a sample of suspected cocaine attached.

Investigators tracked down the suspect going by the alias of “Alex Lee” and throughout January gathered evidence consistent with drug trafficking involving the suspect and a vehicle he was believed to be utilizing. 

On Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, officers conducted a traffic stop on a 2020, white, Toyota Tundra. The driver was arrested, and a search warrant was executed on the vehicle as well as at a residence in the 0-100 block of Beaconsfield Place N.W., where the following items were seized:

·       59.6 grams of cocaine, individually portioned in more than 50 baggies

·       Digital scale with drug residue

·       $1,280 cash

·       Business cards with “Alex Lee”

Seyyed Amir RAZAVI, 30, of Calgary, is charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance, one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking and three counts of possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000.

RAZAVI was released from custody and will next appear in court on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
APP: P3 Tips

 Case #23548071/5862