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Cocaine worth $145,000 seized from rural home in Rocky View County

Police have laid charges against a man after more than $145,000 worth of cocaine was seized at a rural residence in Rocky View County.

Unknown powders also confiscated in Nov. 18 raid

More than $145,000 worth of cocaine was seized when ALERT searched a rural residence in Rocky View County. (ALERT)

Police have laid charges against a man after more than $145,000 worth of cocaine was seized at a rural residence in Rocky View County.

ALERT Calgary's organized crime and gang team carried out a search warrant on Nov. 18 with help from Calgary police and Airdrie RCMP officers.

Police seized the following from the residence:

  • 1,459 grams of cocaine.
  • 292 grams of an unknown pink powder.
  • 134 grams of an unknown white powder.
  • 6 grams of psilocybin.
  • 0.3 grams of methamphetamine.
  • Various rounds of ammunition.
  • $120 cash.

Jeff Bussey, 40, was arrested at a traffic stop in Crossfield, Alta., and charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and possession of ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.

The unknown powders are being sent to a Health Canada laboratory for identification and analysis.

"Drug trafficking offences are magnified in rural communities and, more often than not, produce a number of ancillary offences related to addiction, such as property crimes and theft," said ALERT Calgary Staff Sgt. Jeff Ringelberg in a release.

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