ALERT: Cocaine Seized in Search of Rural Residence Near Calgary

Calgary, Alberta – More than $145,000 worth of cocaine was seized after ALERT searched a rural residence in Rocky View County. One person was arrested.

ALERT Calgary’s organized crime and gang team conducted the search warrant on November 18, 2020, with the help of Calgary Police Service and Airdrie RCMP. The suspect in the investigation was believed to be involved in regional drug trafficking.

“Drug trafficking offences are magnified in rural communities and, more often than not, produce a number of ancillary offences related to addiction, such as property crimes and theft,” said Staff Sgt. Jeff Ringelberg, ALERT Calgary.

The drugs seized included:

1,459 grams of cocaine;

292 grams of an unknown pink powder;

134 grams of an unknown white powder;

6 grams of psilocybin;

0.3 grams of methamphetamine;

various rounds of ammunition; and

$120 cash.

ALERT: Cocaine Seized in Search of Rural Residence Near Calgary
ALERT: Cocaine Seized in Search of Rural Residence Near Calgary

The unknown powders are being submitted to Health Canada laboratories for identification and analysis.

Jeffrey Bussey was arrested by way of a vehicle stop in Crossfield, Alta. The 40-year-old man was charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and possession of ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.

Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.

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