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Calgary man charged with fentanyl trafficking

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Fentanyl pills are shown in an undated police handout photo. ALERT

CALGARY – A 31-year-old Calgary man has been charged with fentanyl trafficking, police said Tuesday.

Last Thursday, police pulled over a vehicle near 20 Avenue N.W. and 15 Street N.W. after seeing “activity consistent with drug trafficking in the Sunridge area.” Forty-three fentanyl pills, cellphones and $1,135 was found in the vehicle.

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Ricardo Esteban Jones has been charged with possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, and two counts of breach of a recognizance.

Jones is set to appear in court Jan. 20.

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