Investigation nets more than $1M in drugs
We continue to see the dire consequences street drugs, such as fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine, can have on members of our community. A coordinated investigation recently took more than $1M worth of illicit substances off the street, illustrating our commitment to targeting drug traffickers to help reduce harm to Calgarians.
Earlier this month, we gathered evidence on a group of individuals who were involved in behaviour consistent with drug trafficking. This led to two search warrants being executed.
From these search warrants we seized more than 11,000 grams of fentanyl, nearly 500 grams of methamphetamine, 200 grams of cocaine, 87 Oxycodone pills, along with smaller amounts of heroin, crack cocaine, and other unknown substances. The total street value of the drugs seized is estimated to be $1.187M.
On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, two individuals were charged. Noah Riley DOHERTY, 18, and Justin FEDORUK, 21, each face several drug trafficking charges in relation to the seizure, along with a charge for possession of the proceeds of crime. They will next appear in court on Friday, July 2, 2021 and Friday, June 25, 2021, respectively.
“We know that there is no such thing as a safe street drug,” said Superintendent Cliff O’Brien with the Calgary Police Service. “This investigation diverted a significant amount of drugs off our streets that had the potential to cause harm to the community. We will continue to target drug traffickers to keep our city safe.”
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be laid in the coming weeks.