Two men charged, weapons and drugs seized in police investigation
Earlier this month, a proactive investigation led to the seizure of multiple weapons, including a firearm, and more than $59,000 in illicit drugs.
In May 2023, the Calgary Police Service began investigating a man who was believed to be involved in drug trafficking in the city’s northeast.
On Thursday, July 20, 2023, a search warrant was executed on two vehicles known to be associated to the suspect and a residence in the 5000 block of 22 Avenue N.E.
Items seized include:
· 64.8 grams of crack cocaine with a street value of $6,480
· 88.4 grams of fentanyl with a street value of $13,260
· 544 fentanyl pills with a street value of $10,880
· 317.9 grams of cocaine with a street value of $20,697
· 9.9 grams of oxycodone with a street value of $100
· 47 Xanax pills with a street value of $235
· 377 grams of psilocybin mushrooms with a street value of $7,511
· Five cell phones
· $1,730 cash
· Drug paraphernalia
· Brass knuckles
· A machete
· A Kel-Tec SUB-2000 (9mm)
As a result, two men were arrested and charged.
Shane WILLIAMS-MARTELL, 25, of Calgary, has been charged with five counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, one count of proceeds of crime and one count of possession of a prohibited weapon.
Ashari EDWARDS, 22, of Calgary, has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and one count of proceeds of crime.
“We’re dedicated to taking action against drug traffickers operating in our communities,” says District 5 Acting Inspector Vince Hancott. “Successful investigations like this one keep dangerous drugs and weapons off of our streets and hold traffickers responsible for their actions.”
Anyone with information 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:
APP: P3 Tips
Case # CA23186854/5178