Columbia Valley intel leads to drug bust in Calgary

The investigation resulted in nine kilograms of cocaine being seized.


The Columbia Valley detachment was able to pass on information to Calgary’s specialized Street Enforcement Team comprised of Calgary police and RCMP.

The investigation in Calgary resulted in the arrest of an adult male in his 20s and search warrants being conducted.

The investigation resulted in nine kilograms of cocaine being seized along with six ballistic vests, drug paraphernalia and approximately $36,000 in cash.

The male has been charged with production of a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking and proceeds of crime.


I was requested to do a drug presentation for the Parent Advisory Council at David Thompson Secondary School on March 6.

Once again I approached Donna and Greg Gylander from Golden to attend and participate in the presentation.

Donna and Greg have a dynamic slide show presentation and discussion on their daughter’s battle with drug dependency and eventual death at a young age.

They are good parents who did the right things and still lost.

What signs did they see and how did they deal with it? What message do they have for parents?

The presentation also examined what the drug scene in the valley is like and what we are doing about it at the detachment level.

February 23

• Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of a damaged backhoe located in the Elk Park Ranch area.

A window was damaged. Anyone with information is requested to contact the detachment.

• Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of a seasonal residence broken into in the Galena school road area.

The house was broken into in the last week. Nothing reported stolen to date.

• Detachment members responded to a domestic assault complaint on Dincey Road.

A 51 year-old male was located the next day and charged with assault. The victim did not require medical attention.

Days later the male was arrested and charged with breaching his release undertaking to have no contact with the victim.

The male will appear in Invermere provincial court June 4.

• Columbia Valley detachment members responded to a domestic assault complaint in the 8000 block of Grainger Road in Canal Flats.

A 59 year-old male was struck with a metal bar. The male was taken to the hospital for neck and head injuries. A 46 year-old female residing in the same house was arrested and charged with assault with weapon.

February 24

•  Off duty Calgary police officers followed a male travelling in Kootenay National Park believed to be highly intoxicated.

When the vehicle stopped for fuel the off duty members detained the person until Columbia Valley detachment members attended.

The male was found to be intoxicated and the breath demand was read. The male blew well over the .08 limit and was charged with driving a vehicle over .08.

When the off duty officers showed a video of the driving the male was also charged with dangerous driving.

A 30 year-old male from Calgary will be appearing in Invermere provincial court May 7.

February 25

• Columbia Valley detachment members responded to a single vehicle accident involving a ’98 Subaru Legacy.

The vehicle was northbound on Highway 93/95 when it passed a vehicle. During this time the vehicle lost control and ended up in the ditch. No injuries to the driver and passenger.

The 17 year-old driver from Fairmont was charged with driving too fast for road conditions.


RCMP 1 — High School Kids big fat 0.

RCMP are now 3-0 at league play. The girls’ team might give us more competition.