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Police credit public tip for recent drug bust and arrest

Last Updated Jun 12, 2019 at 4:18 pm MST

Photo Credit- Calgary Police Service Photo of June 6th drug bust

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The Calgary Police Service (CPS) has seized $30,000 worth of meth and cocaine in from a home in Penbrooke Meadows.

On Thursday, CPS searched the residence after receiving tips from people in the community.

The search included members of the Tactical Unit, K-9 Unit, and members of the Patrol Response team.

Police recovered 309 grams of meth, 36.6 grams of cocaine, a taser that looks like a cane, and $1,350.

Lee Frederick Palmber, 58, is facing a shopping list of charges, including possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a dangerous weapon.

CPS says that this investigation and arrest were the results of the ongoing initiative to address the growth of meth in Calgary.

“We are committed to ensuring that all citizens feel safe in their own neighbourhoods,” says Acting Staff Sergeant Sean Sherman of the CPS District 4 General Investigations Unit. “Information from the community is a key factor in our success, and we are grateful for the relationship we have with our community so that we can address these types of concerns.”

Six other people were also arrested during the search on outstanding warrants that are unrelated.