ALERT bust brings 51 charges against Calgary couple
Published Thursday, December 4, 2014 9:36AM MST Last Updated Thursday, December 4, 2014 4:22PM MST
Calgary police have prevented about $250,000 worth of drugs from hitting city streets in a joint operation with RCMP and have charged two people with numerous drug and weapons related offences.
Three warrants were executed on November 27 after a lengthy investigation into an alleged drug trafficking operation.
Police say one of the residences, an apartment in Mission, was being used to convert cocaine into crack and investigators seized a hydraulic cocaine press along with other evidence of drug trafficking.
Investigators found a.357 Magnum revolver with a tampered serial number at an apartment along 17 Avenue.
Taylor Zanoni, 23, and Kayla Wright, 30 are facing numerous charges related to drugs, weapons, proceeds of crime and breach of recognizance.
Zanoni is charged with 33 criminal offences and Wright is facing 18 charges. Both were arrested at a downtown condominium.
An estimated $250,000 worth of drugs were seized and included:
- 488 grams of cocaine
- 390 grams of methamphetamine
- 229 grams of heroin
- 319 ml of GHB
- 358 pills of Fentanyl
- 35 grams of cannabis resin
- 2.25 kilograms of Phenacetin
The warrants also produced ammunition and other weapons including; a collapsible baton, brass knuckles, and body armour.
ALERT also seized more than $30,000 in cash and two luxury model SUVs, which are now being submitted to the province’s civil forfeiture office.