Three charged in drug-trafficking investigation
Three people are facing more than 20 charges following an investigation into drug trafficking out of an apartment in Lynnwood.
On Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, the Calgary Police Service Tactical Unit executed a search warrant on an apartment in the 200 block of Lynnview Road S.E. Three people were located within the home and subsequently arrested. A search of the residence lead to the seizure of over 400 exhibits including:
- Three locked safes containing hundreds of ID and credit cards. It is believed these were either stolen or fraudulently obtained.
- A loaded, sawed-off shotgun and more than 3,267 rounds of ammunition for a variety of calibres.
- Various large knives, an axe and a machete.
- Approximately seven grams of methamphetamine, two grams of cocaine, five grams of heroin, one and a half grams of ketamine and seven kilograms of cannabis
- Canada Post, Canadian military and Telus uniforms. Police confirmed the residents are not, nor have ever been, employees of these organizations. It is not yet known what the uniforms were being used for, or how they came to be in their possession.
- Magnetic vehicle signs used to identify a vehicle as belonging to Telus.
- Three licence plates, one of which had been reported stolen, and dozens of vehicle keys.
- Several debit machines and card making equipment.
Keith Clayton DYKE, 36, has been charged with 15 offences related to this investigation and also had one outstanding criminal code warrant at the time of his arrest. His charges include trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking, illegal possession of identity documents, weapons charges, proceeds of crime, breach of firearms prohibition and breaches of recognizance.
Melissa Sue KAPLUN, 33, had one outstanding Traffic Safety Act warrant at the time of her arrest and also faces five charges related to possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of identity documents.
Logan Cody AUEST, 29, was wanted on a probation warrant and has been charged in relation to this investigation with breach of a firearms prohibition.
This investigation is ongoing and in the preliminary stages. It was initiated as a direct result of the ongoing work of the Daylight Initiative to address the exponential growth of methamphetamine presence in our City.
“Drug trafficking occurs in nearly all Calgary communities. We rely on our citizens to be our eyes and ears in every neighbourhood. If you notice suspicious activity, please report it. You never know what we will find,” says Detective Andrew Nicholson.
Anyone with information about this investigation, or about suspicious activity in their neighbourhood, is asked to contact the Drug Tip line by phone at 403-428-8100, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous tips can also be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477, or online at calgarycrimestoppers.org.