Man wanted in organized crime investigation turns self in to police
Andrew McGuire, 41, turned himself in to Calgary police on December 8, 2016.
A Calgary man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant in connection to an ALERT investigation into an organized crime network has turned himself in to Calgary police.
Charges against Andrew McGuire, 41, and nine other people were announced on Wednesday and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
The group is accused of being involved in a criminal network that extended from Alberta to B.C. and also had ties to Manitoba.
Police arrested the alleged ring leader, Timothy Varga, at the end of November after a yearlong investigation and he was charged with a number of drug, weapon and organized crime related offences.
Investigators say Varga has a previous manslaughter conviction and a lifetime firearms prohibition.
Police also conducted search warrants at a number of locations in Calgary and the Okanagan region and seized a cache of drugs, a stolen handgun, stolen property and about $10,500 in cash.
The following people are facing a total of 111 charges:
- Timothy Varga, 40
- Andrew McGuire, 41
- Antonio Chavez, 23
- Jason Hamilton, 40
- Larissa Cowan, 25 (Update: November 29, 2018 – Charge was stayed then dropped)
- Jared Kennedy, 32
- Spencer Allan-Elliott, 26
- Corey DeBakker, 19
- Alex Wawia, 40
- Justine Brind-Suchar, 26
Police say the group was allegedly selling drugs at the street level in Calgary.