Calgary man faces 25 charges after guns, machetes, axes, drugs seized from homes

Calgary police have charged a man with 25 offences related to a drug trafficking investigation after seizing firearms, knives, swords, axes, machetes, meth and and a small amount of fentanyl from two homes in southeast Calgary.

The investigation began this fall, when officers in District 4 received a tip about alleged drug trafficking activity in Albert Park.

On Oct. 24, investigators executed a search warrant at two homes in the 1300 block of 25th Street S.E.

Police say they seized the following items as a result of the search:

  • Two sawed-off Remington shotguns.
  • A Browning X-Bolt rifle.
  • A Mossberg 802 Plinkster rifle.
  • Multiple Airsoft guns, including two Airsoft handguns and a replica AR-15 M16 rifle.
  • Multiple edged weapons, including knives, swords, axes and machetes.
  • 25.2 grams of methamphetamine.
  • A small amount of fentanyl.
Calgary Police Service

"This drug trafficking activity was a significant concern for the citizens living in Albert Park and directly impacted their sense of safety," said Insp. Asif Rashid in a news release.

Darrin Ernstd Arndt, 51, is charged with:

  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
  • Possession of a controlled substance.
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
  • Knowing possession of a weapon with no registration.
  • Possession of a restricted/prohibited firearm with ammunition
  • Possession of an imitation weapon for a dangerous purpose.
  • Two counts each of careless storage of a firearm and knowing possession of an unlicensed weapon.
  • Seven counts of failing to comply with a recognizance order.
  • Eight counts of possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order.

The Calgary Police Service says the investigation is ongoing.