THE Calgary Police Service Drug Unit has charged two individuals in relation to a recent drug investigation and one of them is Gurnazbir Singh Sandhu, 25, of India who was here on a student visa which expired eight months ago and had been studying in B.C.
Police said he will likely face deportation if convicted. The Canada Border Services Agency has issued an exclusion order which would ultimately remove him from Canada.
Members of the Calgary Police Service Drug Unit and Tactical Unit executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 300 block of Taralake Way N.E. on July 28. Upon completion of the search warrant multiple items were seized including drugs, cash, weapons and stolen property.
Items seized from the residence include:
* $11,645 in cash
* 104.6 grams of methamphetamine, estimated value of $10,460
* 11.1 grams of cocaine, estimated value of $1,200
* 57 undetermined pills
* 3 vials of steroids
* 3 knives
* 3 replica handguns
* 7 cell phones
* A stolen 2011 Kawasaki ZX600 motorcycle
* Scales and packaging material
Sandhu has been charged with one count each of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime, possession of stolen property, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and two counts of breach of probation.
Richard Julies Rysdale, 28, of Calgary, has been charged with one count each of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime, possession of stolen property and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
Both men appeared in court on August 7.
Police thanked the Canadian Border Services Agency for their assistance with this investigation.