Calgary, AB,

Man charged following drug trafficking tip from the public

The Calgary Police Service has charged one man and seized over $30,000 worth of methamphetamine and cocaine following a drug trafficking investigation in Penbrooke Meadows.

In the spring of 2019, investigators in District 4 received information from the community about alleged drug activity that was occurring at a residence located in the 0 to 100 block of Pennsburg Way S.E.

On Thursday, June 6, 2019, police executed a search warrant on the residence and located 17 individuals inside the residence with the assistance of patrol officers from District 4 and members from the Tactical Unit, Canine Unit and Patrol Response Team.

As a result of the search, police seized the following items:

  • 309 grams of methamphetamine
  • 36.6 grams of cocaine
  • A taser disguised as a cane
  • $1,350 in cash

Irvin Lee Frederick PALMER, 58, of Calgary has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, one count each of possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, and six counts of breaching a recognizance order in relation to similar charges laid in March 2019. PALMER will next appear in court on Friday, June 14, 2019.

Six of the individuals located inside the residence were also arrested on unrelated outstanding warrants.

This investigation was initiated as a result of the ongoing work of the Daylight Initiative to address the exponential growth of methamphetamine in our city.

“We are committed to ensuring that all citizens feel safe in their own neighbourhoods,” says Acting Staff Sergeant Sean Sherman of the CPS District 4 General Investigations Unit. “Information from the community is a key factor in our success, and we are grateful for the relationship we have with our community so that we can address these types of concerns.”

Anyone with information on the trafficking of drugs is asked to contact the police non-emergency number, 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


Case # 19200311/4185