Lethbridge Police Priority Crimes Unit seizes drugs, gun and money

Lethbridge, Alberta – The Lethbridge Police Service Priority Crimes Unit (PCU) has arrested a Lethbridge man and seized more than $15,000 worth of drugs, a shotgun and cash.

Lethbridge Police began an investigation Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, after attending a single-vehicle collision in the area of Scenic Drive and 13 Street South. The driver of the vehicle, which struck a large tree, was observed fleeing the scene on foot. An ensuing search of the vehicle resulted in police finding a shotgun, more than $3,300 cash and more than 235 grams of methamphetamine, along with a small amount of crack cocaine and fentanyl.

The follow-up investigation by PCU members resulted in the arrest of Gregory Stephen Johnston, 57, on Wednesday, Oct.6, 2021. When arrested, he was found in possession of a small amount of crack cocaine and fentanyl.

Lethbridge Police Priority Crimes Unit seizes drugs, gun and money
Lethbridge Police Priority Crimes Unit seizes drugs, gun and money

Johnston has been charged with: four counts of possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl and cocaine); possession for the purpose of trafficking (methamphetamine); proceeds of crime (money); unauthorized possession of a firearm; knowingly possess unauthorized firearm; unauthorized possession of a firearm in vehicle. He participated in a Judicial Interim Release hearing and remains in custody until Oct. 8, 2021 for a bail hearing.

Lethbridge Police Service

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