Dozens of arrests following complaints of drug deals at public places in Calgary

Complaints by residents about drug deals at public places in and around downtown Calgary have led to dozens of arrests.

CALGARY — Complaints by residents about drug deals at public places in and around downtown Calgary have led to dozens of arrests.

Police say one investigation focused on downtown restaurants popular with families, the Calgary Public Library and Olympic Plaza.

It resulted in charges against 22 people and the seizure of crystal meth, morphine and fentanyl.

Another investigation targeted an area southeast of downtown and saw seven people arrested on drug and stolen property charges.

There were nearly 130 charges in all.

A spokeswoman for the Calgary Downtown Association says it’s important that people feel safe in the city’s core.