CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Calgary police have said the problem of methamphetamine in the city continues to grow at an alarming rate.
As a result, the force launched the Daylight Initiative to address the meth issue from multiple angles such as public education and community support.
The initiative announced on Thursday that 32 people have been charged with 172 offences relating to the trafficking of meth, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl.
In total, 81 Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA) charges and 91 Criminal Code charges were laid.
Calgary police said that the number of meth seizure has increased significantly over the last five years. In 2013 there were only 142 seizures which rose to 1034 just last year.
Compare that to the number of fentanyl seizures in 2018, which sat at 324.
Police have provided tips on how you can spot ongoing drug trafficking in the city including
– Vehicles or people coming and going at all hours of the day and night for brief periods of time.
– Individuals leaving the residence to go to a waiting vehicle or nearby location for a very brief period of time prior to returning to the home.
– Abandoned vehicles near the area in question, typically with some form of damage.
– Garbage, litter or discarded needles near the residence in question.
You can report drug houses by calling the Drug Tip Line at 403-428-8100, or by email at email@example.com.