Six people face more than 100 charges after community members alerted police about suspicious activities at two northeast Calgary homes.
In January, police uncovered what is believed to be a drug trafficking operation where stolen property was traded for drugs at a home in the 600 block of 27th Avenue NE in the Winston Heights-Mountview area. On the same day, police recovered additional property and stolen vehicles from a related home in the 400 block of 15 Avenue NE.
Two months later, in March, police returned to the home on 27th Avenue and seized a smaller amount of stolen property, drugs and four firearms.
In all, police found $150,000 in stolen property, including three vehicles, two flat-deck trailers, tools and merchandise believed to be stolen directly from stores. They also found varying amounts of fentanyl, marijuana, ecstacy, hash oil and assorted pills, along with a safe drill, four stolen rifles and ammunition.
Richard Kelly Steel, 57, of Calgary, is charged with 26 criminal offences, including multiple firearm offences, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
Georges Elzein, 50, of Calgary, is charged with 44 criminal offences, including theft over $5,000, theft under $5,000, and multiple counts of fraud.
Michael Adam Matchet, 30, of Calgary, is charged with 28 offences, including possession of stolen property, failing to appear in court, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest and other traffic offences.
Kimmerly Edward Nesbitt, 57, of Calgary, is charged with nine criminal offences, including theft under $5,000, possession of stolen property and fraud.
Jessica Swinimer, 33, of Calgary, is charged with two counts of theft under $5,000.
Gregory Dokken, 40, of Calgary, is charged with one count of motor vehicle theft and two counts of theft under $5,000.