Calgary

Drug bust leads to stash of fake IDs, Canadian military uniforms

Calgary police have charged three people in a drug trafficking investigation that turned up Canada Post, Telus and Canadian military uniforms along with several weapons and credit card forging equipment.

Search in southeast Calgary also turned up Telus and Canada Post uniforms and several weapons

A drug trafficking raid by Calgary police in Lynnwood turned up drugs as well as vehicle keys, weapons and various uniforms. (Calgary Police Service)

Calgary police have charged three people in a drug trafficking investigation that turned up Canada Post, Telus and Canadian military uniforms along with several weapons and credit card forging equipment.

The Calgary Police Service's tactical unit carried out a search warrant at an apartment in the 200 block of Lynnview Road S.E. on Feb. 6, arresting three people at the residence.

In addition to quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, ketamine and cannabis, police also discovered:

  • Three locked safes with hundreds of IDs and credit cards and card-making equipment.
  • A loaded, sawed-off shotgun with thousands of rounds of ammunition.
  • Large knives, an axe and a machete.
  • Dozens of vehicle keys.
  • Canada Post, Canadian military and Telus uniforms and vehicle signage.

Police said the suspects are not, and have never been, employees of these organizations.

"It is not yet known what the uniforms were being used for, or how they came to be in their possession," police said.

Keith Clayton Dyke, 36, has been charged with 15 offences including drug trafficking, illegal possession of identity documents and weapons charges. He had one outstanding Criminal Code warrant.

Logan Cody Auest, 29, who was also wanted on a warrant, has been charged with breach of a firearms prohibition.

Melissa Sue Kaplun, 33, faces five charges related to possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of identity documents.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and still in the preliminary stages.

It stemmed from the ongoing work of the Daylight Initiative, an operation set up to tackle the growing prevalence of methamphetamine on Calgary streets.

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