Applewood drug trafficking operation leads to arrests and 45 charges

Calgary, Alberta – Forty-five criminal code charges have been laid against two individuals in relation to ongoing drug activity at a house in Applewood.

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The investigation by Calgary Police Service District 4 began on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, after tips from the public were provided to police regarding suspected drug trafficking from a home in the 0-100 block of Applecroft Road S.E.

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, a warrant was executed on the residence and a vehicle believed to be connected to the investigation. As a result, the following items were seized:

  • 3.9 grams of psilocybin
  • 142.2 grams of marijuana
  • 46.7 grams of crystal methamphetamine
  • 17.2 grams of crack cocaine
  • 2 pills of oxycodone
  • 2.2 grams of marijuana seeds
  • 3 Percocet pills
  • CZ 858 tactical rifle
  • Winchester model 70 rifle
  • Stun stick
  • Numerous high caliber ammunition
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Cell phones
  • $2,559 cash

“Thank you to the community of Applewood for assisting us in this investigation. They made it clear that this type of activity is not welcome in their neighbourhood,” says District 4 Insp. Kelly Campbell.

District 4 members are working with Safer Communities and Neighborhoods to address ongoing community concerns in relation to this property.

“Chronic problem houses have a huge impact on the feeling of safety within a community,” says Insp. Campbell. “We take these issues seriously, but we can’t do it alone. We need communities to step up, have a voice and report suspicious activity.”

A man and a woman were arrested during a traffic stop and charged in relation to this operation.

Trevor HONISH, 49, of Calgary, is charged with:

  • 12 counts of possession of a weapon contrary to prohibition order,
  • One count of possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000,
  • Two counts of possession of firearm without a licence,
  • One count of possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose,
  • Two counts of careless storage of a firearm, firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
  • Two counts of careless storage of firearm,
  • One count of possession of methamphetamines for the purpose of trafficking,
  • One count of possession of cocaine crack for the purpose of trafficking, trafficking,
  • One count of trafficking in cocaine crack,
  • One count of possession of cannabis marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, and
  • Four counts of possession of drugs.

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Tara SPRAYSON, 34, of Calgary, is charged with:

  • One count of possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000,
  • Two counts of careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition,
  • Two counts of careless storage of a firearm,
  • Two counts of possession of firearm without a licence,
  • One count of possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose,
  • One count of possession of cocaine crack for the purpose of trafficking,
  • One count of possession of methamphetamines for the purpose of trafficking,
  • One count of possession of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking,
  • One count of trafficking in cocaine crack,
  • Four counts of possession of drugs, and
  • One count of trafficking methamphetamines.

Calgary Police Service


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