The trafficking of drugs in our city happens not only in the downtown, but also in the vast majority of communities in our city. This is a complex social issue that will take a collective effort to resolve. Enforcement is only one part of the equation and we will remain dedicated to doing what we can to keep our citizens safe.
Inspector Kevin Forsen, Calgary Police Service
Calgary, AB,
06
March
2019
|
15:52
America/Denver

Daylight Initiative Continues: 43 people charged since January

The Daylight Initiative began in December 2018 to address the exponential growth of methamphetamine in Calgary. Since the beginning of January, 248 charges have been laid against 43 individuals believed to be involved in the trafficking of drugs.

The Daylight Initiative involves multiple units within the Calgary Police Service, working together to address the issue from all angles – investigation, enforcement, public education and community support.

The January and February charges relate to street-level trafficking, as well as drug trafficking from residential homes. Arrests and search warrants occurred across the City.

“The trafficking of drugs in our city happens not only in the downtown, but also in the vast majority of communities in our city. This is a complex social issue that will take a collective effort to resolve. Enforcement is only one part of the equation and we will remain dedicated to doing what we can to keep our citizens safe,” says Insp. Kevin Forsen.

Fifteen of the accused were charged with 42 counts of breach of conditions, and 29 outstanding warrants for criminal code violations unrelated to this investigation. One of the accused was arrested twice in two separate investigations related to Daylight.

Drug Seizure Totals

  • Crack Cocaine – 42.1 grams
  • Cocaine – 89.2 grams
  • Methamphetamine – 79.4 grams
  • Fentanyl – 4.4 grams
  • Heroin – 32.5 grams
  • MDMA – 5.1 grams
  • LSD – 24.5 grams
  • Cannabis – 6.9 kilograms

Weapons Seized

  • Two handguns
  • One shotgun
  • Three replica handguns
  • Brass knuckles
  • Nine knives (found on seperate individuals at time of arrest)
  • Crossbow
  • Baton

For a full list of names of those charged in relation to the Daylight Initiative, please see below.

Citizens can report drug houses by calling the Drug Tip Line at 403-428-8100, or by email at drugtips@calgarypolice.ca. Anonymous tips can be provided through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477, or online at calgarycrimestoppers.org.

Charged in relation to the Daylight Initiative

Alyssa Lorraine CHITTICK, 32

Ayanna DESLAURIERS, 18

Appolonia Lynn Novish SARAIN-STUMP, 30

Arnold Aloysius THOMPSON, 50

Bernanu WOLDU, 59

Bradley BRANDSMA, 28

Brandan Thomas HUNT, 27

Brandon Richard James KREWENCHUK, 23

Brett Timothy BREAKER, 28

Bruce Richard SMITH, 59

Calvin Geoffrey MCKAY, 35

Chelsea BURNHAM, 27

Darren BIRD, 49

Donald George SUTHERLAND, 35

Eric Lee EVENSON, 35

Faadeel Abdinasir MAHAMED, 27

Fabian Floyd MCKENZIE, 59

Falcon Featherwolf DORION, 20

Glen Bernard MEADOWS, 51

James MCCLEAN, 48

Jody Desiree WHITEQUILLS, 42

Johnathon Ambrose GORGERAT, 32

Jordan Michael WARBEY, 24

Karla HANSEN-MCCLEAN, 48

Keith Clayton DYKE, 36

Leslie Richard BIG SORREL HORSE, 56

Logan AUEST, 29

Mark Ding PIOUS, 24

Maygan FEHER, 31

Melissa Caylene WHITE, 34

Melissa KAPLIN, 34

Mohamed MOHAMED, 25

Ricky Matthew BEAR, 37

Robel SIUM, 33

Robin Melissa Marie FIDDLER, 34

Samantha Sarah STRONG, 28

Sheldon Ernie MOORE, 37

Terri FREDERICKS, 56

Thomas Edwin FOX, 39

Timothy John HERGET, 50

Travis Dwight LINDSEY, 40

Victor Julian OLESZCZUK, 30

Wesley John CRAZYBULL, 52