Lethbridge couple facing drug trafficking and weapons charges

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have charged a male and female following a short term investigation into drug trafficking activity.

On March 24, 2020, members of the Crime Suppression Team, Priority Crimes Unit and Patrols executed search warrants at a home along the 2900 block of 12 Avenue South, a detached garage along the 1000 block of 12 B Street South, a detached garage along Temple Boulevard and a vehicle. A male was arrested at the southside garage and a female at the residence. The searches resulted in the seizure of more than 450 grams of methamphetamine worth just over $27,000, nearly $1,000 worth of cocaine, over $3,400 in cash, drug paraphernalia, two conducted energy weapons, three brass knuckles, bear spray, an airsoft gun that looks like an assault rifle, a stolen snow blower, electronics and several used prepaid Visa cards.

Lethbridge Police Service
Lethbridge Police Service
Lethbridge Police Service
Lethbridge Police Service

Nicholas Stephen Galbraith, 33, of Lethbridge, is charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, four counts of possession of a prohibited weapon contrary to an order, three counts of knowingly possessing a prohibited/restricted weapon, possession of stolen property under $5,000, possession of the proceeds of crime under $5,000 and driving a motor vehicle without supervision.

Hope Victoria Ann Pogue, 23, of Lethbridge, is charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited/restricted weapon, possession of stolen property under $5,000 and possession of the proceeds of crime under $5,000.

Galbraith and Pogue were released on undertakings and are scheduled to appear in court June 11.

Lethbridge Police Service



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