Calgary, AB,

CPS shuts down known drug house

A known drug house in the northwest community of Edgemont has been shut down by the Calgary Police Service.

Police had been called to the residence, located in the 200 block of Edgepark Way N.W., nearly 40 times between December 2016 and May 2017.

“The property had been rented to an individual who then subleased rooms within the home to individuals,” said Const. Benazir Bawal, Community Resource Officer for the area. “There was significant drug activity within the home that led to a number of reports from community members.”

Three fentanyl overdoses occurred at the home between December 2016 and May 2017, culminating in one fatal suspected fentanyl overdose at the end of May 2017.

“With cooperation from the property owner, the subleases were terminated and all individuals were lawfully evicted on June 2, 2017,” notes Const. Bawal. “Community members played an active role in advising police of their concerns related to the property. We would also recommend landlords periodically check on their property to ensure they don’t find themselves in similar situations.”

Police encourage citizens to get to know their neighbours and report suspicious activity. Identify what is and what isn’t normal activity for the neighbourhood and call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number at 403-266-1234 to report anything suspicious.

If you witness drug activity, or have information about people who may be involved in drug activity, call the CPS Drug Tip Line at 403-428-8100 or email to Tips can also be reported anonymously through Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477