Two arrested in downtown drug-trafficking operation
A three-month investigation into drug trafficking in the downtown area that began as a result of a Crime Stoppers tip has concluded with the arrest of a man and a woman and the seizure of more than $192,000 worth of illicit drugs and cigarettes.
Beginning in early January 2023, a Calgary Police Service District Operations Team observed activity consistent with drug trafficking at a residence in southeast Calgary, as well as in a 2005, silver Buick Rendezvous that was connected to the investigation. On Tuesday, April 4, 2023, two individuals were arrested. Search warrants were executed on a residence in the 2000 block of 41 Street N.E., and the vehicle. As a result, the following items were seized:
- 1,713 oxycodone pills
- 3,122 grams of dried cannabis
- 102 grams of hash
- 83 capsules of synthetic cannabis
- 80 grams of cocaine
- 141 grams of methamphetamine
- 50 grams and five capsules of fentanyl
- 1,178 grams of psilocybin
- 128 Xanax bars
- 519 cartons of illicit cigarettes
- $10,548 in cash
“This was a travelling pharmacopeia of drugs and cigarettes and a clear example of how police and the community can work together to put a stop to this kind of behaviour in our community. Thank you to the member of public who came forward with information,” says District 1 General Investigations Unit Staff Sergeant Kurt Jacobs.
Adam Scherer, 24, of Calgary, is charged with one count of proceeds of crime, six counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possess to sell cannabis. He was released and will next appear in court on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.
Samantha Frost, 29, of Calgary, is charged with one count of proceeds of crime, six counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possess to sell cannabis. She was released and will next appear in court on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.