Two men are facing charges after the discovery of an ‘unknown white powder’ prompted police to evacuate a southwest apartment building.
Calgary police say officers were executing a search warrant at the building in the 0-100 block of Westpark Link S.W in connection with a heroin trafficking investigation.
Once inside, they discovered signs of a fentanyl powder re-processing lab and immediately evacuated the area. No injuries were reported as a result of the investigation.
The RCMP Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response Team (CLEAR) was brought in to remove and identify the unknown powder.
The apartment where the powder was found will be uninhabitable until remediation can occur. All other tenants have been allowed back into the building.
As a result of the search, officers seized the following drugs worth an estimated $88,000:
- 11 grams of methamphetamine
- 6 grams of powder cocaine
- 65 grams of crack cocaine
- 263 grams of fentanyl powder
- 645 fentanyl pills
- 25 grams of psilocybin
- 1,167 grams of an unknown powder
Police say the raw fentanyl powder had the potential to create an additional 263,00 tablets.
They add fentanyl powder in its raw form can be deadly to anyone who comes into contact with it.
Sukhjeet Singh Sidhu, 21, and Amanpreet Bal, 26 each face a number of drug-related charges.
Their next court appearance is set for Nov. 28.