Lethbridge Police arrest two men on weapons and drug charges

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have charged two men with drug and weapons offences and seized drugs including fentanyl and methamphetamine.

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, members of the Crime Suppression Team (CST) and Priority Crimes Unit (PCU) collaborated on a short-term investigation. Surveillance was conducted on two males in a vehicle downtown, with the driver known to have multiple driving prohibitions in place. They parked and one of the subjects was observed concealing a can of bear as they walked into Galt Gardens. With the assistance of patrol members and the Downtown Policing Unit, the two were arrested without incident.

Police seized: 16.5 grams of fentanyl; 5.9 grams of methamphetamine; and 2.7 grams of psilocybin (mushrooms); two cans of bear spray; a folding knife; a collapsible baton; a small amount of cash; and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

CST-PCU Arrest May 13
CST-PCU Arrest May 13

Anthony Douglas Johnston, 26, was charged with: two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking; two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon; two counts of carrying a concealed weapon; and four counts of operating a motor vehicle while prohibited.

Brendan James Taylor, 24, was charged with: three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking; two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon; two counts of carrying a concealed weapon; and four counts of failing to comply with release order conditions

Both Lethbridge men were remanded in custody to appear in court May 17, 2021.

Lethbridge Police Service



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