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Calgary police say business cards handed out with free cocaine samples

A police vehicle is seen at Calgary Police Service headquarters in Calgary on April 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY — Police have laid drug-trafficking charges after a man allegedly handed out business cards with free samples of cocaine in Calgary.

Officers patrolling a downtown casino became aware of the cards on Christmas Eve after they were given out to patrons.

Police say the cards bore a name that the accused used as an alias, and small baggies with samples of suspected cocaine were attached.

Investigators began an investigation in January.

Last weekend, officers searched a vehicle and recovered almost 60 grams of cocaine individually portioned in more than 50 baggies, a digital scale, cash and business cards.

A 30-year-old man is charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance, one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking and three counts of possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 7, 2024.

The Canadian Press

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