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34-year-old man charged following $750,000 drug seizure in Calgary

A 34-year-old man has been charged in connection with more than $750,000 worth of drugs and 11 guns were seized by Calgary police. Calgary Police Service

Calgary police have charged a 34-year-old man after a six-month investigation into drug trafficking led to the seizure of more than $750,000 worth of drugs and 11 guns.

Police said the investigation began in October 2019, following a tip that suspicious parcels were being shipped between Calgary and Quebec.

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In October, police said several parcels containing cannabis were intercepted by the Calgary Police Service.

On April 20, another package was intercepted — this time being shipped to Edmonton — which contained 50 hits of LSD and five litres of what is believed to be gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), police said.

Officers said a search warrant was then conducted on April 23, on a home in southeast Calgary, where $759,000 worth of drugs, including fentanyl, cocaine and ketamine were seized.

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a 34-year-old man after a six-month investigation into drug trafficking led to the seizure of more than $750,000 worth of drugs and 11 guns.
a 34-year-old man after a six-month investigation into drug trafficking led to the seizure of more than $750,000 worth of drugs and 11 guns. Calgary Police Service

A second search of a home in Foothills County resulted in the confiscation of 11 guns and a large amount of ammunition, police added.

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Kenny Bergeron is facing 27 charges as well as a summons under the Public Health Act.

Police said prior to his arrest, Bergeron believed he had come into contact with a person confirmed to be COVID-19 positive and was supposed to be self-isolating, however, he was seen having several close-proximity interactions with people outside of his family.

Bergeron is scheduled to appear in court on May 8.

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