Lethbridge, Alberta – The Lethbridge Police Service Crime Suppression Team, Priority Crimes Unit and Downtown Policing Unit completed a joint investigation into drug trafficking in the downtown core.
On Thursday, June 24, 2021, police observed a man conducting activity consistent with drug trafficking in the 800-block of 6 Avenue South. He and a woman accompanying him eventually left Lethbridge and drove to Fort MacLeod, where they met with another man. All three parties were arrested by Lethbridge Police and as a result, 9.2 grams of Fentanyl, 5.5 grams of cocaine and 11.2 grams of methamphetamine, with a total street value of about $3,050. In addition, $5,936 in cash was seized, as well as a collapsible baton, a knife and a BB gun, which the subject was prohibited from possessing.
Wesley Johnson, 35, has been charged with: two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking; resisting arrest; possession of the proceeds of crime; possession of an offensive weapon; and three counts of failure to comply with a release order in connection with previous charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a dangerous weapon. The Lethbridge man, who also had an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to comply with a release order, remains in custody while awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.
Andrew Whiteford, 31, has been charged with: two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking; and possession of the proceeds of crime. The Calgary man, who also had an outstanding warrant for failure to comply with a release order, remains in custody while awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.
Charges are pending against a 27-year-old woman.
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