Calgary

Forest Lawn drug house closed following SCAN investigation

A problem drug house in Forest Lawn has been shuttered after complaints from neighbours.

51-year-old man charged with drug, weapon offences

A house in Forest Lawn has been boarded up and fenced off after an investigation was launched in October. (CBC)

A problem drug house in Forest Lawn has been shuttered after complaints from neighbours.

It comes after the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods team — or SCAN — initiated an investigation in October.

Neighbours has raised concerns about drug activity and violence at the house located in the 1800 block of 39th Street southeast.

Police executed a search warrant on Nov. 13 and later issued an eviction order for the residents.

A number of weapons, including a sawed-off shotgun, were seized from the home along with small amounts of crack cocaine.

A 51-year-old man has since been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of stolen property, possession of a weapon contrary to prohibition order and being unlawfully at-large.

Calgary building inspectors and Alberta Health Services inspected the home two weeks later and determined it wasn't fit for human habitation.

The house has been boarded up and fenced off.

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