A Calgary man is facing 17 drug-related charges following the discovery of $20,000 worth of drugs in southeast Calgary.
Drug and tactical units executed a search warrant in the 9000 block of Athens Road S.E. on May 20 after a four-week investigation.
“Among drugs and weapons, investigators found evidence of a small production lab for the purpose of producing cannabis resin using the butane extraction method,” police said in a Thursday release. “This is an extremely unstable process that has the potential to explode very easily.”
Police say the lab posed a “large risk” to public safety.
Chad Hunter has been charged with three counts of trafficking cocaine, five counts of proceeds of crime, eight counts of possession for purpose of trafficking, and one count of production of cannabis resin.
Other items seized include:
84.4 grams of cocaine
41 fentanyl pills
1,083 grams of marijuana
68.5 grams of cannabis resin
639 oxycodone pills
7.3 grams of methamphetamine
321 grams of psilocybin
0.1 grams of clonazepam
$6,725 in Canadian currency
195 ounces of pure silver coins and bars with an estimated value of $3,370
Remington Wingmaster Model 870 12-gauge shotgun
Sako 7-mm rifle
Ruger .22-calibre rifle
Beneli Armi 12-gauge shotgun
Two Crossman handguns .38-calibre
.177-calibre Marksman Repeater BB handgun
Crossman Quest rifle
Scales and packaging material
Containers and items used for the production of cannabis resin
Hunter is set to appear in court on June 12.