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Man charged with drug trafficking in southeast community

Last Updated Mar 26, 2019 at 12:03 pm MST

Calgary Police executed a search warrant at a home in Erin Woods, seizing thousands of dollars worth of drugs. March 20, 2019 (Courtesy - Calgary Police Service)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Calgary police have charged a man with 13 drug and weapon-related charges following a traffic stop where more than $50,000 worth of drugs were seized.

At the beginning of March, investigators received a tip that a man was trafficking drugs, including methamphetamine, in the community of Erin Woods.

Police began investigating and on March 20, one man was taken into custody following a traffic stop.

Detectives also executed a search warrant on a residence in the 700 block of Erin Woods Drive S.E., in relation to the investigation.

Police eventually seized 327 grams of crack cocaine, 187 grams of methamphetamine, 2.4 grams of fentanyl, 468 pills, suspected to be codeine, $7,980 in cash, a .357 Magnum revolver, a machete and brass knuckles.

(Courtesy: Calgary Police Service)

 

Vincent Tien Thinh Dinh, 22, of Calgary, has been charged with five counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and one count each of possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000, careless storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a restricted weapon with ammunition, possession of a weapon obtained by crime and possession of stolen property under $5,000.

Dinh will next appear in court on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

This investigation was initiated as part of the Daylight Initiative, to address the increase in methamphetamine in the city.

Anyone with information on the trafficking of drugs is asked to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers