Calgary, AB,

Two men charged with weapons and drug trafficking offences

Two men have been charged with weapons and drug trafficking offences following a two-month investigation by the Calgary Police Service.

In May and June of this year, officers with the Strategic Enforcement Unit initiated an investigation into two men believed to be selling drugs in a dial-a-dope operation.

As part of the investigation, a warrant was executed on a home in the 300 block of Garry Crescent N.E., where a loaded 9-mm handgun was recovered, as well as numerous amounts of drugs including ecstasy, powdered cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana.

Cory CROMWELL, 33, and Dylan COX, 24, both of Calgary, were arrested at the residence on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Each faces numerous drug and weapon-related offences.

The strategic enforcement of drug and weapons trafficking is a priority for the Calgary Police Service. Illegal drug activity is a danger to the community and a root cause of social disorder, violent crime and property crime. Vehicle thefts, break and enters and robberies are often committed by those trying to fuel addiction. The CPS aims to address root causes of crime through crime reduction strategies and community partnerships to ensure Calgary remains a safe place to live.