Calgary, AB,

Man arrested following large cocaine seizure in Auburn Bay

The Calgary Police Service Strategic Enforcement Unit has charged a man and seized more than $30,000 in cocaine concealed in the false bottom of a paint can.

The man was arrested on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, following a traffic stop and subsequent search of a residence in the 0-100 block of Auburn Meadows Avenue S.E. The apartment was being used as a drug stash location.

Located inside the apartment was the following:

  • $30,000 worth of cocaine
  • 61 OxyNEO tablets worth $610
  • Over $5,000 in Canadian and US currency

A search of the accused’s vehicle also found cocaine and cash.

Boedean Joseph CREWE, 30, of Calgary is charged with seven counts of trafficking, eight counts of proceeds of crime, and one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose.

This investigation is ongoing and further charges are expected.

The strategic enforcement of drug and weapons trafficking is a priority for the Calgary Police Service. Illegal drug activity is a danger to the community and a root cause of social disorder, violent crime and property crime.

Vehicle thefts, break and enters and robberies are often committed by those trying to fuel addiction. The CPS aims to address root causes of crime through crime reduction strategies and community partnerships to ensure Calgary remains a safe place to live.