Calgary police have arrested three people on drug and weapon charges and seized $75,000 worth of narcotics as part of an investigation targeting meth dealers in the city.
Officers raided two homes on March 13 in the 2400 block of 43rd Street S.E. They seized 685 grams of methamphetamine, 47 grams of crack, 16 grams of powdered cocaine, six vials of GHB, more than 1,000 prescription pills, and smaller amounts of heroin and fentanyl.
Several weapons, including two replica firearms, were also seized, along with $5,500 in cash.
Police said they became aware of the alleged drug activity on the block after noticing a pattern of violent crime in the area and receiving several tips about criminal activity from people who live in the community.
Three Calgary men were charged with a variety of offences.
Richard Wayne Llewellyn, 52, faces two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and one count each of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.
Irvin Lee Frederick Palmer, 57, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and one count each of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.
Raymond Edward Robert Bennett, 27, faces one count of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of failing to comply with a probation order. He also had six outstanding warrants.
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Sherwood Park is a large hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Strathcona County that is recognized as an urban service area. It is located adjacent to the City of Edmonton’s eastern boundary, generally south of Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail), west of Highway 21 and north of Highway 630 (Wye Road). Other portions of Sherwood Park extend beyond Yellowhead Trail and Wye Road, while Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) separates Refinery Row to the west from the balance of the hamlet to the east.
Sherwood Park was established in 1955 on farmland of the Smeltzer family, east of Edmonton. With a population of 70,618 in 2016, Sherwood Park has enough people to be Alberta’s seventh largest city, but technically retains the status of a hamlet. The Government of Alberta recognizes the Sherwood Park Urban Service Area as equivalent to a city.
Sherwood Park, originally named Campbelltown, was founded by John Hook Campbell and John Mitchell in 1953 when the Municipal District of Strathcona No. 83 approved their proposed development of a bedroom community east of Edmonton. The first homes within the community were marketed to the public in 1955. Canada Post intervened on the name of Campbelltown due to the existence of several other communities in Canada within the same name, so the community’s name was changed to Sherwood Park in 1956.
The Sherwood Park Urban Service Area is located in the Edmonton Capital Region along the western edge of central Strathcona County adjacent to the City of Edmonton. The majority of the community is bound by Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway) to the north, Highway 21 to the east, Highway 630 (Wye Road) to the south, and Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) to the west. The Refinery Row portion of Sherwood Park is located across Anthony Henday Drive to the west, between Sherwood Park Freeway and Highway 16. Numerous developments fronting the south side of Wye Road, including Wye Gardens, Wye Crossing, Salisbury Village and the Estates of Sherwood Park, are also within the community. Lands north of Highway 16 and south of Township Road 534/Oldman Creek between Range Road 232 (Sherwood Drive) to the west and Highway 21 to the east are also within the Sherwood Park urban service area.
Originally posted 2019-03-20 13:07:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter