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:
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