05/13/2015 12:27 EDT | Updated 05/13/2016 05:59 EDT

Search warrants generate arrest in alleged sale of drugs to southern Alberta

CALGARY - A man suspected of supplying cocaine and fentanyl from the Calgary area to street-level dealers in southern Alberta is facing nearly a dozen drug and weapons-related charges.

Police say the 28-year-old man was arrested in Calgary by members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team, which handles serious and organized crime.

The arrest follows the execution of two search warrants in the city on May 1 that led to the seizure of a variety of drugs, a cocaine press, a handgun, body armour and cash.

Investigators say evidence was found that a storage locker in a Calgary industrial area was being used to package and press cocaine.

It's alleged drugs were being sold to dealers in Lethbridge.

Kousuke Kano is facing a total of 11 charges that include possession for the purpose of trafficking and unauthorized possession of a firearm.