Calgary, AB,
20
March
2019
|
15:31
America/Denver

Three men charged in relation to methamphetamine trafficking

The Calgary Police Service has charged three people and seized approximately $75,000 worth of drugs as a result of an investigation targeting methamphetamine dealers in Calgary.

In February 2019, the Calgary Police Service recognized that a number of calls for service involving violent crime were occurring near a residence located in the 2400 block of 43 Street S.E. Police had also received numerous tips from community members alleging criminal activity relating to the same residence. As a result, detectives from the District 4 General Investigations Unit began investigating.

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, police conducted a search warrant on two residences located in the 2400 block of 43 Street S.E., and took 20 people into custody. After additional investigative work, three individuals are now facing drug- and weapon-related charges.

The following items were seized during the search of the two residences:

  • 685 grams of methamphetamine
  • 47.2 grams of crack cocaine
  • 15.7 grams of powdered cocaine
  • 30 millilitres (6 vials) of GHB
  • Over a thousand prescription pills
  • Small amounts of heroin and fentanyl
  • $5,500 cash
  • Various weapons including two replica firearms, a collapsible baton, a taser and two large edged weapons

Richard Wayne LLEWELLYN, 52, of Calgary, has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and one count each of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. LLEWELLYN will next appear in court on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Irvin Lee Frederick PALMER, 57, of Calgary, has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and one count each of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. PALMER appeared in court today, Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

Raymond Edward Robert BENNETT, 27, of Calgary, has been charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of failing to comply with a probation order and six outstanding warrants. BENNETT will next appear in court on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

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

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

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

Case #19054288 / 4416