June 1, 2017 1:03 pm
Updated: June 1, 2017 1:05 pm

Drug bust at 2 Edmonton homes uncovers 2.5 kg of cocaine, 2 guns: ALERT

The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team makes an arrest following two searches.

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After executing two search warrants at a home in Terra Losa and another in Crestwood, police seized more than two and a half kilograms of cocaine and two firearms.

The drugs are estimated to be worth about $275,000, the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team said in a news release.

ALERT Edmonton’s organized crime and gang team was investigating suspected drug trafficking in the area.

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On May 19, a search of a home in Terra Losa discovered “a crack cocaine production lab, where powder cocaine was being converted into crack,” police alleged. They said the suspect was arrested leaving the home with several packages of crack cocaine.

“Meanwhile, the accused’s upscale Crestwood home was searched and ALERT seized two firearms,” the police agency said.

In total, police say they seized a SigSauer handgun with ammunition, a rifle with ammunition, 2.6 kilograms of cocaine, 2.7 kilograms of a cocaine buffing agent, 13 grams of heroin, 47 grams of methamphetamine, $660 cash proceeds of crime and a 2016 BMW M5.

Jon Politylo, 37, has been charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, production of a controlled substance, possession of proceeds of crime, and dangerous driving.

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