Lethbridge Police search warrant leads to arrests and seizure of drugs and cash

Lethbridge, Alberta – Members of the Crime Suppression Team, with assistance from other Lethbridge Police units, executed a search warrant Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, resulting in the arrest of two people and the seizure of drugs and the proceeds of crime.

With assistance from the Priority Crimes Unit and a patrol unit, the Crime Suppression Team executed the warrant at a hotel in the 2200-block of 7 Avenue South after public complaints about suspected drug activity there.

As a result of the search of the hotel room, police located illegal drugs valued at more than $3,000 including 14.1 grams of methamphetamine and 7.1 grams of fentanyl. Also seized was more than $3,500 in cash, and a number of electronic devices believed to have been stolen earlier.

Lethbridge Police search warrant leads to arrests and seizure of drugs and cash
(Lethbridge Police) Lethbridge Police search warrant leads to arrests and seizure of drugs and cash

Arnold Joe Hofer, 49, of no fixed address, has been charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and one count of possession of the proceeds of crime under $5,000. He was released from custody after a Judicial Interim Release hearing to appear in court Jan. 7, 2021.

Kimberlie Rose Eagle Speaker, 32, of no fixed address, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance. After a Judicial Interim Release hearing, she was released from custody to appear in court on Feb. 25, 2021.

Lethbridge Police Service



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