Drugs seized, man charged in drug trafficking investigation
We have seized a significant amount of drugs and laid several drug-related charges against a man following a five-month investigation.
Beginning in October 2021, police began investigating a man believed to be involved in drug trafficking in our city. The investigation culminated in the man being taken into custody and warrants being executed in three residences on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. Two of the residences were located in the 400 block of 19 Avenue N.E. and a third was located in the 1000 block of 18 Avenue N.W.
Police seized the following:
- Nearly 9,000 grams of cocaine with a street value of nearly $900,000
- 61.4 grams of crack cocaine worth approximately $6,000
- 940.4 grams of methamphetamine worth roughly $47,000
- 556.2 grams of fentanyl worth about $55,000
- 746.4 ml of GHB with a street value of about $3,700
- As well as $36,407.60 in cash
Kyle John HAMBLING, 36, has been charged with four counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, one count of possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000, as well as possession of body armour without a valid permit under the Body Armour Control Act.
We continue to investigate and further charges are pending.
“This investigation started as a result of sharp observations by a perceptive patrol officer and quickly evolved into a full-scale operation involving multiple areas within the Calgary Police Service,” said Staff Sergeant Kyle Grant. “Without that initial work, we would not have been as successful as we were.
"The amount of drugs seized indicates we have dismantled a middle- to high-end dealer and this will have a major impact on that operation for some time to come. We consider this a significant victory.”
We are committed to ensuring that Calgary remains a safe place to live. Addressing violence and organized crime in Calgary is a priority for CPS and is being addressed by several areas of the Service through investigations, enforcement and suppression.
We remind citizens who witness suspicious activity to report it to police using the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234 or call 9-1-1 for a crime in progress. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through any of the following methods: