Two men have been charged after white powder discovered in a southwest Calgary apartment turned out to be illegal drugs.

Police were conducting a heroin trafficking investigation on November 17, 2016 when they executed a warrant on the apartment in the 100 block of Westpark Link S.W.

Officers found signs of a fentanyl powder re-processing lab and evacuated the building for the safety of other residents.

No one was injured and the substances found in the apartment were safely removed, however the apartment will remain uninhabitable until the contamination can be cleaned up.

The rest of the building is safe and all other tenants have been allowed to return to their apartments.

The following items were seized by police:

  • 11 grams of methamphetamine
  • 26.6 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

The drugs are worth about $88,000 and the raw fentanyl powder had the potential to create 263,000 tablets.

Two men have now been charged:

  • Sukhjeet Singh Sidhu, 21, of Calgary, is facing 19 drug-related charges.
  • Amanpreet Bal, 26, of Calgary, is facing seven drug-related charges.

They will be in court on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016.