Calgary, AB,

Two charged after drug-trafficking investigation

One man and one woman have been charged after a drug-trafficking investigation that resulted in the seizure of more than $85,000 in drugs, a loaded gun and five replica firearms.

In January 2024, police received information from the public about alleged drug trafficking occurring at multiple locations within Calgary and in surrounding rural communities. After a month-long investigation, on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, investigators executed a search warrant at a residence in the 3000 block of Sarcee Road S.W. One man and one woman were located in the residence and several items were seized including:

·         1.1 kilograms of cocaine

·         113 grams of crack cocaine

·         477 grams of methamphetamine

·         98 grams of fentanyl

·         277 grams of psilocybin

·         10 tabs of LSD

·         121 grams of MDMA

·         Drug packaging

·         One loaded handgun

·         Five replica firearms

Photos of seized items are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

As a result of the investigation, Dana Christopher SUTHERLAND, 40, and Alyssa Lee BEAUCHAMP, 25, both of Calgary, have been each charged with:

·         One count of unsafe storage of a firearm

·         One count of possession of a firearm without a license

·         One count of possession of a restricted magazine

·         One count of possession of a firearm with readily accessible ammunition

·         One count of possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number

·         Six counts of possession of a dangerous weapon

·         Seven counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking

SUTHERLAND was also additionally charged with:

·         One count of possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000

·         Two counts of breaching a firearm prohibition

SUTHERLAND and BEAUCHAMP will both appear in court on Monday, March 4, 2024.

“We would like to thank the public for information that led to a significant number of drugs and dangerous weapons taken off the streets of Calgary,” says Inspector Keith Hurley of the Calgary Police Service District 2. “Having the public’s help is invaluable to keeping our city safe.”

Anyone with information about this incident or other incidents 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:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


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Case# CA24020498/5452