February 12, 2019 6:20 pm

3 people charged after drugs, weapons, uniforms, card machines seized by Calgary police

A Calgary police search of a home in the city's southeast ended in the seizure of over 400 items on Feb. 6, 2019.

Calgary Police

Calgary police said three people have been charged and over 400 items have been seized following a police tactical unit search of an apartment in southeast Calgary last week.

The tactical unit was executing a search warrant in relation to a drug-trafficking investigation in the 200-block of the Lynnview Road S.E. on Feb. 6, when they came across the suspects and the various items, police said in a news release on Tuesday.

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Police released this list of items they seized during the search:

  • Three locked safes containing hundreds of ID and credit cards. Police said they believed these were either stolen or fraudulently obtained.
  • A loaded, sawed-off shotgun and more than 3,267 rounds of ammunition for a variety of calibres.
  • Various large knives, an axe and a machete.
  • Approximately seven grams of methamphetamine, two grams of cocaine, five grams of heroin, one-and-a-half grams of ketamine and seven kilograms of cannabis
  • Canada Post, Canadian military and Telus uniforms. Police confirmed the residents are not, nor have ever been, employees of these organizations. It is not yet known what the uniforms were being used for, or how they came to be in their possession.
  • Magnetic vehicle signs used to identify a vehicle as belonging to Telus.
  • Three licence plates, one of which had been reported stolen, and dozens of vehicle keys.
  • Several debit machines and card-making equipment.

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Melissa Sue Kaplun, 33, Logan Cody Auest, 29, and Keith Clayton Dyke, 36, are all facing more than 20 charges ranging from drug trafficking to illegal possession of identity documents.

“This investigation is ongoing and in the preliminary stages. It was initiated as a direct result of the ongoing work of the Daylight Initiative to address the exponential growth of methamphetamine presence in our city,” police said.

Police are asking anyone with any additional information to call them at 403-428-8100 or email them at drugtips@calgarypolice.ca. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.

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