248 charges laid in meth drug-trafficking operation in Calgary

The Calgary Police Service (CPS) announced Wednesday that almost 250 charges had been laid in the past two months, thanks to a drug-trafficking operation launched last year.

The operation, called the Daylight Initiative, began in December 2018. It was created as a way to address the growth of methamphetamine use in Calgary.

Since the beginning of January, police said 248 charges have been laid against 43 people.

In a news release, Insp. Kevin Forsen said the January and February charges relate to both street-level trafficking as well as trafficking from residential homes.

“The trafficking of drugs in our city happens not only in the downtown, but also in the vast majority of communities,” he said. “This is a complex social issue that will take a collective effort to resolve.”

Two handgun and three replica guns were among the weapons seized, as well as a shotgun, knives and brass knuckles.

Police said 79.4 grams of meth was confiscated, along with 89.2 grams of cocaine, 42.1 grams of crack cocaine, and various amounts of other drugs.

For a full list of names of those charged in relation to the Daylight Initiative, you can visit the City of Calgary Newsroom website.

In early January, police released information from the first month of the operation, saying 91 Criminal Code violations and 81 Controlled Substance Act violations had been laid in December.

If you suspect drugs are being sold in your community, you can call the CPS drug tip line at 403-428-8100, or email [email protected] Anonymous tips can be made by contacting Crime Stoppers.

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