Calgary, AB,

Fentanyl/heroin pills seized during drug investigation

Two men have been charged and nearly $50,000 worth of drugs seized following a cocaine and fentanyl trafficking investigation.

In September 2016, a tip from a member of the public indicated that drug dealers were handing out business cards titled “TWJ’s Catering Service” with three names and contact numbers listed. The Calgary Police Service Investigative Operations Section dedicated a number of resources to the investigation and identified two people believed to be involved. It is also believed that the business cards were a rouse and that no catering company existed.

During the investigation, officers observed one of the suspects dealing drugs on a post-secondary school property. As such, an application will be made for this to be considered an aggravating factor, thus seeking a mandatory minimum sentence.

On Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, four CDSA search warrants were executed on two vehicles and two residences, the 200 block of Fresno Place N.E. and the 0-100 block of West Springs Road S.W. As a result of the searches, the following items were seized:

  • 67.7 grams of crack cocaine
  • 742 fentanyl pills
  • 99 fentanyl/heroin pills
  • 31.3 grams of methamphetamine
  • 118.7 grams of powder cocaine
  • $22,010 cash

Photos of the seized items can be found on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

A total of 17 charges were laid against two men.

Jeffery TRUONG, 21, of Calgary, is charged with 14 drug and criminal code-related charges.

Christian LAY, 24, of Calgary, is charged with three drug and criminal code-related charges.

Both accused will next appear in court on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017.