Two people charged with 84 drugs, weapons and fraud charges
The Calgary Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit has seized multiple firearms and seized more than $275,000 in cash and $137,000 worth of drugs following a firearms investigation. Two people have since been charged with 84 offences.
On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, CPS was made aware that the contents of a package being shipped to a residence in Calgary did not match the item’s description. The package was examined and the item was determined to be a firearm solvent trap, which can easily be modified into a firearm suppressor.
Officers from the CPS’s Guns and Gangs Unit began investigating and identified two potential suspects. While investigating, police observed a 2017 Land Rover parked outside of the suspect residence, which was believed to be stolen.
On Monday, June 24, 2019, officers executed a search warrant on the residence, located in the 1000 block of 15 Avenue S.W., with the assistance of officers from patrol and the Tactical Unit. As a result, police seized the following:
- $177,850 in Canadian currency
- $100,600 in counterfeit U.S. currency
- Six handguns
- One sawed-off shotgun
- One rifle
- Several firearm suppressors
- 5,000 fentanyl pills
- Over 500 grams of methamphetamine
- A small amount of cocaine, LSD and psilocybin
- Items relating to credit card and identification fraud
- A stolen 2017 Land Rover
- A stolen Harley Davidson motorcycle
After further examination of the stolen Land Rover by officers in the Auto Theft Team, it was confirmed that the vehicle was stolen and the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) had been replaced with a counterfeit VIN.
Shaun Alexander FOLK, 42, of Calgary, has since been charged with 51 offences including unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of a firearm knowing it was unauthorized, possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, unsafe storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm while prohibited from doing so, breaching a recognizance, possession of stolen property over $5,000, as well as fraud- and drug-related charges. He will next appear in court on Thursday, July 4, 2019.
Erika Anne HYNDMAN, 29, of Calgary, has since been charged with 33 offences including unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of a firearm knowing it was unauthorized, possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, unsafe storage of a firearm and possession of stolen property over $5,000. She will next appear in court on Friday, June 28, 2019.
Police would like to thank all partner agencies who assisted during this investigation, including RCMP National Weapons Enforcement Team, the Canadian Firearms Program, and Canada Post.
Case # 19264017/4093