Calgary, AB,

Nearly $200,000 in drugs seized during police operation

A two-month investigation into the trafficking of the highly addictive and deadly opioid fentanyl has shuttered an illegal drug operation that was operating across Calgary.

In June 2016, a tip to police led to an investigation into a man who is alleged to have both trafficked, and in some cases, manufactured drugs that were then sold in and around the Calgary area.

On Friday, July 22, 2016, two men were arrested during a traffic stop and a home was searched in connection with this investigation.

Inside the vehicle where the men were arrested were various amounts of fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, and cash. Also inside the vehicle was a fentanyl pill press.

A home in the 6400 block of 4 Street N.E., was also searched. Inside the home, officers discovered a magic mushroom growing operation, a cocaine pill press and a pellet gun.

In total, close to $200,000 in drugs was seized as part of this investigation, including the following:

  • 13.7 kilograms of magic mushrooms, worth $136,884
  • 65.5 grams powdered fentanyl, worth $43,688
  • 28.3 grams of heroin, worth $11,320.00
  • 39.5 grams of cocaine, worth $3,950
  • 656.1 grams of cutting agents for manufacturing
  • $415 in cash

Sheldon Tyler ADAMS, 31, of Calgary, is charged with numerous drug-related offences including manufacturing cocaine, several counts of production/manufacturing of drugs including the fentanyl, cocaine and magic mushrooms, possession of heroin and possession of property obtained by crime.

Brandon Sean CARTER, 32, who was arrested with ADAMS in the vehicle, is charged with four counts of unlawfully being at large.