Calgary, Alberta – A two-month-long drug trafficking investigation led by our District One Operations Team has resulted in the seizure of nearly $400,000 worth of illicit drugs, various stolen property and other proceeds of crime.
Our investigation began in late August after we received intelligence from another investigation that a residence in the community of Panorama Hills may be involved in drug trafficking. Our investigators were then able to gather evidence of individuals demonstrating behaviour consistent with drug trafficking and as a result, two search warrants were executed.
On Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, a man driving a vehicle that travelled from Calgary to Brooks, Alberta, was stopped by police and a search warrant was executed. A large amount of illicit drugs were seized from the vehicle including approximately $160,000 worth of methamphetamine and $10,000 worth of fentanyl.
On Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, a second search warrant was executed on a residence in the 0 to 100 block of Pantego Rise N.W., and the following items were seized:
881.3 grams of fentanyl
370.5 grams of methamphetamine
673.8 grams of phenacetin
31.2 grams of MDMA
150 grams of cocaine
97 pills of Xanax
700 pills of Percocet
16.9 grams of buprenorphine hydrochloride
245.1grams of cannabis
$11,205.00 in cash
A stolen Toyota Rav 4
A stolen motorbike
Two stolen bicycles
80 pieces of Government identification
The estimated total value of illicit drugs seized in this investigation is $362,660.
Three people have been charged in this investigation and additional charges may be laid in the coming weeks.
Richard Luc CORMIER, 42, has been charged with the following offences:
Five counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
Three counts of breach of probation
Ten counts of breach of release order
Possession of Cannabis for the purpose of selling it
Possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000
Robert BIENKOWSKI, 33, has been charged with the following offences:
Two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
Breach of probation
Breach of release order
Tanis KRAS-MILLIGAN, 37, has been charged with the following offences:
Two counts of breach of probation
Two counts of breach of release order
We want to recognize that this investigation and seizure of drugs utilized multiple resources within our organization, as well as support from Brooks RCMP and the Edmonton Police Service.
“This investigation diverted a large amount of drugs off of our streets and we continue to target drug traffickers in our city,” said Staff Sergeant Kurt Jacobs with the Calgary Police Service. “We know that there is no such thing as a safe street drug, and our investigators are committed to removing as many harmful drugs from our community as possible.”
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Drug Tip Line at 403-428-8100, the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers through one of the following methods:
APP: “P3 Tips”
CASE # 21245491/5107
Calgary Police Service
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