Calgary, AB,

Guns, drugs seized from Airbnb

An Airbnb tenant has been arrested following the discovery of what is believed to be a drug distribution site and seizure of several firearms.

On Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, police were called for reports of weapons and drug activity within a bedroom rental in the 1500 block of 5 Street S.W. The tenant was arrested on site and a search of the unit revealed $490,000 worth of illicit drugs and what is believed to be drug distribution equipment, along with several illegal firearms. The seized items include:

·        Two 9mm pistols

·        One .22 caliber pistol

·        Seven magazines, one of which contained 31 rounds (10 round legal limit in Canada)

·        Ammunition

·        Seven kilograms of cocaine

·        Cutting agents

·        Drug distribution equipment such as scales and packaging

Anthoulah DESSALINES, 31, has been charged with knowing possession of unlicensed weapon, possession of restricted/prohibited firearm, knowing possession of a prohibited device or ammunition, careless storage of a firearm. He was released on bail and will next appear in court on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022.

Our efforts to address gun violence rely on strong community support. If you have information that could help an investigation, such as witnessing suspicious behaviour or vehicles, please contact police. Even something small can have a great impact on an investigation. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact 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
APP: P3 Tips

 Case #22393564