Loaded handgun, drugs and cash seized by Crime Suppression Team: Lethbridge Police

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have charged three people after search warrants related to drug trafficking activity were executed at two northside homes.

In late March members of Crime Suppression Team initiated a short-term investigation into suspected drug trafficking at neighbouring homes along the 1300 block of 15 Avenue North. Search warrants were subsequently obtained and simultaneously executed on April 2, 2020 by members of the CST, Downtown Policing Unit, Patrols, K9, Economic Crimes Unit, Violent Crimes Unit and Intel Unit. At the first home police located a loaded 9 mm handgun, 232 grams of cocaine, 561 grams of methamphetamine and nearly $20,000 in cash. At the second home police seized a forged/falsified Canadian passport, multiple identity documents and a stolen car insurance document. The estimated street value of the cocaine is $23,200 and the methamphetamine $56,070.

Loaded handgun, drugs and cash seized by Crime Suppression Team: Lethbridge Police
Loaded handgun, drugs and cash seized by Crime Suppression Team: Lethbridge Police

Liban Mohamed Hassan, 34, of Lethbridge is charged with:

Possession for the purpose of trafficking x2

Possess prohibited firearm contrary to order

Careless storage of a firearm

Knowingly possessing unauthorized firearm

Possession of a loaded prohibited firearm

Possession of a firearm obtained by commission of an offence

Possession of proceeds of crime over $5000

Hassan is remanded in custody and scheduled to appear in court April 9.

Yusuf Abdisamad, 34, of Lethbridge is charged with:

Possession for the purpose of trafficking x2

Careless storage of a firearm

Knowingly possessing unauthorized firearm

Possession of a loaded prohibited firearm

Possession of a firearm obtained by commission of an offence

Possession of the proceeds of crime over $5000

Abdisamad is currently in custody awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.

Betty Deanne Hancock, 48, of Lethbridge, is charged with:

Possession of a forged Canadian passport

Possession of identity documents x2

Possession of stolen property under $5000

Hancock was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court July 16.

Lethbridge Police Service



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