Police seize firearms, ammunition and drugs after investigation
The investigation, suppression and enforcement of gun violence in our city has been a priority for the Calgary Police Service. After a four-month-long investigation into a suspected drug trafficking operation, three handguns, ammunition, cash and drugs were seized from two homes in Calgary.
In May of 2022, investigators identified two suspects who were engaging in behaviour believed to be consistent with drug trafficking. On Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, police attended two residences to conduct search warrants. The first residence was located in the 0-100 block of Aspen Summit Mount S.W., and the second was located in the 6000 block of Temple Drive N.E.
During the search of both residences, officers located three handguns, ammunition, cash and a significant amount of drugs estimated to have a street value of over $460,000.
The following was seized during the investigation:
- Three semi-automatic pistols with ammunition
- 1.5 kilograms of powder cocaine
- 419 grams of crack cocaine
- 705 grams of MDMA
- 3.3 kilograms of psilocybin
- 40.7 kilograms of illegal marihuana
- $22,775.00 in cash
As a result, two Calgary men have been charged.
Nicholas Paul NEUMANN,37, has been charged with:
- Four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking
- One count of manufacturing crack cocaine
- One count of careless use/storage of firearm
- One count of possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
- One count of possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition
- Two counts of possession of a weapon contrary to prohibition order
- One count of possession of body armour without permit
- One count of fraud
- One count of possession of a prohibited weapon
Omar MENDOZA HERNANDEZ, 38, has been charged with:
- Two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking
- One count of possession of the proceeds of crime
Photos of some of the seized items are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom
“As recent weeks have shown, gun violence in our city continues to be a pressing concern,” said Inspector Shanon Scott of the Calgary Police Service. “This is another example of how we are coordinating our efforts and resources across the Service to address gun violence, reduce victimization and enhance community safety.”
Investigators would like to thank the many Calgary Police Service members and various units across the Service who assisted throughout the course of this investigation.
Our efforts to address gun violence rely on strong community support. If you have information that could help an investigation, such as witnessing 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:
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Case # CA22212672/5127