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.
"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.