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Calgary Police seize firearm, weapons in drug investigation

A pistol calibre carbine rifle, along with numerous weapons, were seized by the Calgary Police Service during a search of two vehicles and a residence in north east Calgary.

Police have laid numerous charges against Shane Williams-Martell, 25, and Ashari Edwards, 22, following what CPS said was a proactive investigation into drug dealing in the city that culminated with the search of a home on the 5000 block of 22 Avenue NE, on July 20.

The two men were alleged by police to be involved in the city’s drug trafficking trade.

“We’re dedicated to taking action against drug traffickers operating in our communities,” said Acting Inspector Vince Hancott with the Calgary Police Service.

“Successful investigations like this one keep dangerous drugs and weapons off of our streets and hold traffickers responsible for their actions.”

Williams-Martell was charged with five counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, one count of proceeds of crime and one count of possession of a prohibited weapon.

Edwards was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and one count of proceeds of crime.

Among the weapons seized by police were a 9mm Kel-Tec SUB-2000 carbine rifle, a machete, numerous knives, and brass knucles.

Police also seized 64.8 grams of crack cocaine, 88.4 grams of fentanyl, 544 fentanyl pills, 317.9 grams of cocaine, 9.9 grams of oxycodone, 47 Xanax pills, and 377 grams of psilocybin mushrooms—all with an estimated street value of $59,163.