Lethbridge Police surveillance operation results in drug trafficking charges and drug seizure

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police arrested a Surrey, B.C. man on drug trafficking charges and seized a quantity of cocaine on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 following a surveillance operation.

The investigation, which involved the Priority Crimes Unit and Crime Suppression Team, dates back to early November. On Monday activity consistent with illegal drug transactions was observed and a search warrant was executed at a home in the 2000-block of Westside Drive and two related vehicles.

Nov. 30 Drug Bust
(LPS) Nov. 30 Drug Bust

Seized were more than 90 grams of cocaine, with a value of more than $9,000, and more than $7,400 in cash. Michael Abate, 31, has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000. He was remanded in custody while awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.

Lethbridge Police Service

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