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Man wanted on warrants after $430,000 in drugs seized in southeast Calgary bust

Items seized during the search of a residence in the 200 block of 13 Avenue Southeast on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, (left) and a photo of Dakota Rickie Foster, 26, (right).
Items seized during the search of a residence in the 200 block of 13 Avenue Southeast on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, (left) and a photo of Dakota Rickie Foster, 26, (right). Calgary Police Service handout

EDITOR’S NOTE: On July 21, Calgary police announced Dakota Foster had been located and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 26, 2020.

Calgary police have charged one man and are searching for another in connection to a sizeable drug seizure in the community of Victoria Park on Tuesday.

According to police, the search of the home came as the result of a drug trafficking investigation launched in February after a tip to Crime Stoppers.

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While searching the residence, located in the 200 block of 13 Avenue Southeast, police said the following items were found:

• Four one-kilo bricks of cocaine
• 1,102 Oxycodone pills
• 133 grams of MDMA (ecstasy)
• 116 grams of psilocybin
• 28.6 grams of ketamine
• Four pills of GHB
• 35 bottles of liquid codeine
• $30,000 in cash

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In total, police said the drugs seized were worth an estimated $430,000.

Police display the items seized during the search of a residence in the 200 block of 13 Avenue Southeast on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
Police display the items seized during the search of a residence in the 200 block of 13 Avenue Southeast on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Calgary Police Service handout

Jesse Dale Jonsson, 25, was arrested near the residence. According to police, he’s charged with six drug-trafficking related offences and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, July 17.

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Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of 26-year-old Dakota Rickie Foster.

According to police, Foster stands five foot eight and weighs 200 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. Foster has a tattoo on the front of his neck as well as tattoos on both arms and on the fingers of his hands.

Dakota Rickie Foster, 26.
Dakota Rickie Foster, 26. Calgary Police Service handout

Anyone with information on where Foster could be is asked to call the Calgary Police Service’s non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or by contacting Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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