Chestermere man facing drug charges after meth bust
Meth bust follows largest seizure in Calgary's history just 10 days ago
A man from Chestermere east of Calgary is facing drug charges after police seized roughly two kilograms of methamphetamine.
It's the second major seizure of the drug in less than two weeks in the area. Calgary police also seized more than $1 million worth of crystal meth 10 days ago — the largest seizure in Calgary's history.
Sgt. Jason Walker says there is less meth in Calgary than marijuana and cocaine but it is still a big concern for police.
“In speaking to some of our experts over in our drug section, they'll tell you that we've got crack cocaine addicts that will tell us, 'Stay away from meth — it's dangerous,'” he said.
“I'm not a doctor, but when a crack cocaine addicts says stay away from something it's a pretty powerful message.”
Officers searched a home in Chestermere and a storage locker in Calgary and found 2.1 kilograms of methamphetamine, $13,000 in cash and packaging materials.
The total street value of the methamphetamine is $210,000.
A 29-year-old man is charged with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime.