Two Smithers men facing charges after $5-million drug seizure in Calgary

Two Smithers men have been charged in connection with a major $5-million drug seizure in Calgary earlier this week.

Two Smithers men have been charged in connection with a major $5-million drug seizure in Calgary earlier this week.

On Feb. 12, seven search warrants were executed in Calgary, resulting in the arrest of 12 suspects in connection to an organized crime group who were allegedly supplying drugs throughout the province.

The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams seized 40 kilograms of cocaine, 11,597 fentanyl pills, 1.2 kg of methamphetamine, 545 grams of heroin, 182 grams of MDMA, 450 grams of marijuana and 60 kg of Phenacetin.

A variety of weapons were also seized along with a total of $600,000 cash proceeds and five high-end luxury vehicles.

Twelve people are facing 66 charges, including conspiracy, organized crime, drugs, weapons and proceeds of crime; of the suspects thirty-one-year-old Todd Randall Chapman and twenty-seven-year-old Dennis Galen Ross, of Smithers are facing charges in connection with seizure.