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Calgary police drug sting nets 23 people

A Calgary Police Service cruiser in front of police headquarters. File photo/Calgary Police Service/Facebook/File photo

CALGARY – Police have laid 190 charges in a five-week sting that targeted street-level drug traffickers.

Police say the investigation dubbed ‘Operation Wonderland’ began on Tuesday, March 25th, and focused on specific areas of the downtown core identified as being problem spots by officers and the community.

During their operation, police seized 34.6 grams of marijuana, 14.4 grams of crack cocaine, 3.5 grams of powder cocaine and 2.1 grams of methamphetamine.

Investigators have charged 23 people with a total of 86 Controlled Drugs and Substances Act charges, including:

Jesse Finlayson, 25
Tony Bear, 28
Jason Krueger, 44
Tyson Poppy, 19
Laren Fowell, 39
Jason Mckenzie, 25
Brian Kernaghan, 48
John Alier, 38
Simon Lugela, 19
Kyrel Peggie, 19
Michael Livingstone, 42
Riak Wol, 27
Fiaz Ali, 22
Preston Hall, 42
Damon Ollenberger, 28
Darryl Bonnell, 37
Adam Ferguson, 41
Danny Wirchenko, 39
Michael Perry, 35
Andrew Davidson, 26
Keith Shipman, 30
Michael Ross, 26
Erlee Severight, 29

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Meanwhile, police have issued warrants for an additional 12 people, who face the remaining 104 charges, including:

Ronald Wilson, 21
Tyler Chen, 29
John Ochelo, 18
Koa Boateng, 36
Getty Lee Tysdal, 24
Shawntel Cole, 20
Justin Severight, 28
Steven Sharda, 20
Christopher-Ryan Hillmer, 36
Crystal Pineault-young, 30
Shawn Goodeagle, 40
And a 17-year-old male, who cannot be named under the Young Offender Act

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Calgary police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Tyler Chen. Calgary Police Service
Calgary police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Shawn Goodeagle. Calgary Polcie Service
Calgary police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Justin Severight.
Calgary police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Steven Sharda. Ca;lgary Police Service
Calgary police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Getty Lee Tysdal. Calgary Police Service
Calgary police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Ronald Wilson. Calgary Police Service
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Calgary police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Shawntel Cole. Calgary Police Service

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