Calgary, AB,
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December
2023
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13:00
America/Denver

Charges laid after drugs and firearms seized from encampment

We have charged five people after locating prohibited firearms and more than $73,000 worth of illicit drugs at a downtown encampment.

On Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023, at approximately 9:10 a.m., members of the CPS Mountain Bike Unit were completing a trespassing check and check on welfare at an encampment on private property, located in the 600 block of First Street S.E. Upon arrival, officers located the following items:

  • 290 grams of methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $23,208
  • 333.5 grams of fentanyl, with an estimated street value of $50,025
  • 20.7 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, with an estimated street value of $225
  • one loaded, sawed-off .22-calibre rifle
  • three loaded 9-mm handguns with 3D-printed receivers and restricted extended capacity magazines
  • one prohibited switchblade-style knife

As a result of this investigation, we have charged three men and two women.

Lance LITTLE LIGHT, 48, is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, Dec. 22, 2023, on 28 charges, including:

  • four counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • eight counts of possession of a prohibited weapon
  • four counts of possession of a loaded prohibited firearm
  • eight counts of possession of a firearm when prohibited from doing so by a judicial order
  • one count of possession of proceeds of crime
  • one count of possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking
  • one count of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking
  • one count of possession of psilocybin for the purpose of trafficking

Carleen HEALY, 28, is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, on 19 charges, including:

  • four counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • eight counts of possession of a prohibited weapon
  • four counts of possession of a loaded prohibited firearm
  • one count of failure to comply with a release order
  • one count of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking
  • one count of possession of psilocybin for the purpose of trafficking

Trinity HEALY, 34, is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, on 24 charges, including:

  • four counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • eight counts of possession of a prohibited weapon
  • four counts of possession of a loaded prohibited firearm
  • eight counts of possession of a firearm when prohibited from doing so by a judicial order

Shawnawa FIRSTRIDER, 45, is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, on 27 charges, including:

  • four counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • eight counts of possession of a prohibited weapon
  • four counts of possession of a loaded prohibited firearm
  • eight counts of possession of a firearm when prohibited from doing so by judicial order
  • two counts of failure to comply with a release order
  • one count of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking

Levi BRUYERE, 24, is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, on 18 charges, including:

  • four counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • eight counts of possession of a prohibited weapon
  • four counts of possession of a loaded prohibited firearm
  • two counts of failure to comply with an undertaking

“This incident underscores the importance of addressing encampments early. We work closely with our community partners to ensure we are always leading with compassion and services; however, enforcement is still a critical component of ensuring public safety,” says Acting Staff Sgt. Michael Anderson of the Calgary Police Service. “In this case, our officers put themselves in a dangerous situation to address the safety concerns and criminality at this particular encampment, and through enforcement, we were able to take illegal guns and drugs off of Calgary streets.”

We encourage all Calgarians to report any instances of suspicious behaviour or criminal activity to 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
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
APP: P3 Tips

Case # CA23540696/4082/4937