Calgary Drug Bust nets over $1.2 million in various street drugs
Eight people in Calgary have been arrested after a massive, months-long drug trafficking investigation. Over $1 million in various street drugs were seized earlier this month in the Calgary drug bust.
Police executed search warrants on six Calgary residences dating back to last September, the most recent of which was in the McKenzie Towne area of Calgary on July 4.
Those warrants resulted in the seizure of nearly eight kilograms of cocaine and crack cocaine, 640 grams of methamphetamine, 2,800 Oxycodone tablets, 247 grams of marijuana, over eight litres of Gamma Hydroxy Butarate (GHB), 904 grams of MDMA, 45 ecstasy tablets and 795 vials of steroids.
Police estimate the street value of all the drugs to be over $1.2 million and investigators call the Calgary drug bust a serious blow to drug trafficking operations in the city.
“When it comes to investigating organized crime, police create a more lasting impact on public safety when we disrupt a group’s core business,” said CFSEU-Calgary Insp. Gerry François.
“While I think it’s fair to say we’ve accomplished that here with these significant arrests and seizures, we know our work doesn’t stop now.”
Other seizures include nearly 34,000 prescription pills, over 35 kilograms of a cutting agent, $96,311 cash, and eight vehicles. The team also discovered a pill press, a cocaine press, a conducted energy device, 33 cell phones and other drug trafficking paraphernalia.
Police have charged Seth Micah WESTERGARD, 32, Christopher Lloyd GREENE, 31, Joshua Patrick FEAGAN, age 27, and 28-year-old Jessica Catherine MARSHALL with various drug related offences. Police have also charged Kamila Ravshanovna BAIKOVA, 22, and 29-year-old Jesse Carl BAKER with trafficking and Melissa Sue SHENFIELD, 28, with possession of property obtained by crime. Ashley Aaron Cuthbert MAWDSLEY, 31, is also facing trafficking charges as a result of the bust.
The arrests were made as part of an investigation conducted by Calgary Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-Calgary) – an integrated team made up of Calgary Police Service (CPS) and RCMP members.
The Calgary Police Service, RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency also provided assistance throughout various stages of the investigation.