Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police Crime Suppression Team, with the assistance of the K9 and patrol units, seized weapons and drugs after arresting a 34-year-old male on outstanding arrest warrants on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021.
Upon making a traffic stop for outstanding warrants, the subject was found to be in possession of a quantity of cocaine, cash and shotgun shells. A search warrant was subsequently executed at his residence in the 200-block of St. James Boulevard North.
Seized were: weapons including a loaded shotgun; a CO2 harpoon gun; a switchblade; numerous air pistols; and bear spray; as well as quantities of fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine. The total value of the drugs is about $3,350. Three suspected stolen bikes, including an e-bike valued at $6,000, were also seized.
Kody Martens was charged with: two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking; unauthorized possession of a firearm; careless storage of a firearm; and possession of a firearm obtained by offence. He remains in custody while awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.
The investigation is ongoing with further charges pending.
Lethbridge Police Service
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