Organized crime units in Alberta and Saskatchewan seized nearly $50,000 worth of drugs in an operation they say will help “stem the flow” of fentanyl in the two provinces.
The seizure is the result of a month-long investigation conducted by Saskatchewan’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) and the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT).
Police said a shipment of fentanyl and ecstasy was intercepted in Lloydminster. The courier vehicle was travelling from Edmonton to Regina.
Three search warrants were also executed in Edmonton on April 7, leading to the arrest of one man.
Items seized between the courier vehicle and three locations include 500 pills of fentanyl, 20 grams suspected to be fentanyl powder, 102 grams of a fentanyl-heroin mix and a gun with a defaced serial number.
Calvin Turcsanyi, 36, faces three counts of trafficking a controlled substance, three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, five firearms charges and five counts of breaching conditions.