Man arrested on 39 warrants, 32 new charges related to guns and drug trafficking
A Calgary man has been arrested on 39 outstanding warrants and faces 32 new charges in relation to drug and weapons offences, including breaches of a 10-year firearms prohibition order.
A tip from the public earlier this summer led police to suspect the man was participating in activity consistent with drug trafficking, including the use of firearms. A two-month investigation concluded on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, with the execution of search warrants on two apartments and two vehicles. The homes were located in the 11800 block of Lake Fraser Drive S.E., and the 0-100 block of 24 Avenue S.W. A suspect was arrested inside the residence on 24 Avenue S.W.
During the subsequent searches, the following items were seized:
- A loaded handgun and two unloaded handguns
- Two high-capacity magazines containing ammunition
- $53,400 cash
- 217 grams of cocaine
- Two kilograms of methamphetamine
- 700 grams of fentanyl
- 30 oxycodone pills
- Six grams of crack cocaine
- Digital scale and money counter
The illicit drugs have an estimated street value of more than $342,000.
Alexander CORBETT, 30, of Calgary, was arrested on 39 outstanding warrants for possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of stolen property, possessing identity documents, possessing a weapon while prohibited, pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, uttering threats, choking and numerous breaches of court conditions.
CORBETT now faces an additional 32 charges including possession for the purpose of trafficking, proceeds of crime over $5,000, careless storage of a firearm and a prohibited device, knowingly possess a firearm without a licence, possession of a loaded restricted firearm, possession of a weapon obtained by crime and failure to comply with condition of release, including conditions not to possess any weapons and firearms.
He remains in custody and will next appear in court on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022.
“We thank the public for coming forward with information that led to the successful investigation into drug trafficking and gun violence within our city. Removing these illegal drugs, weapons and ammunition from our streets will prevent further harm in our community. If we want to tackle gun violence in our city, this is one way in which the community can help. No tip is insignificant,” says District 1 Staff Sergeant Kurt Jacobs.
Our efforts to address gun violence rely on strong community support. If you have information that could help an investigation, such as observing 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:
APP: P3 Tips