Police seized nearly $10 million in cocaine and crystal methamphetamine from a vehicle near Drumheller late last week.
In November 2019, Calgary police received information from partner police agencies indicating a Calgary resident may be involved in the transportation of drugs across Canada.
The Calgary Police Service Gang Enforcement Team initiated an investigation utilizing a number of covert resources.
As a result of the evidence gathered during the investigation, police gained grounds to arrest the suspect.
On Thurs. Jan. 30, 2020, the suspect stopped his vehicle near Dorothy, Alberta.
Calgary police, with assistance from the Drumheller RCMP, took the driver into custody without incident.
A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the seizure of 46.9 kg of cocaine in uncut bricks; a wholesale value of an estimated $2.4 million, with a street-level value of an estimated $4.69 million.
Another 47.5 kg of crystal methamphetamine was also found at a wholesale value of an estimated $2.38 million with a street-value of an estimated $4.75 million.
Jacob Cody Neumann, 33, of Calgary, is charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.
He will next appear in court on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.
“Drug traffickers be warned – police agencies from across this country are working together to identify, locate and arrest those who traffic in illicit substances causing significant harm to our communities. Drugs fuel violent crime and investigations such as this address both the drugs and the associated violence,” says Staff Sgt. Kyle Grant, Strategic Enforcement Unit, Calgary Police Service.
“We are committed to working with our policing partners to address enforcement, and with our community partners to support prevention and intervention initiatives for vulnerable Calgarians.”
The Calgary Police Service would like to thank our partners at Winnipeg Police Service and Edmonton Police Service for their assistance with the investigation, and members of the Drumheller RCMP for their assistance during the arrest of the suspect.