Lethbridge, Alberta – An investigation by the Lethbridge Police Crime Suppression Team (CST) has resulted in drug and child endangerment charges against two individuals.
Members of the CST began an investigation in July into suspected drug trafficking by an individual. Surveillance revealed activity consistent with drug trafficking and a search warrant was obtained for his residence.
The search warrant was executed at a northside residence on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. Two, minor children were located inside and released to a relative. With the assistance of the Priority Crimes and K9 units, CST investigators seized 21.2 grams of methamphetamine and 38.4 grams of fentanyl, with a total street value of more than $8,900, as well as paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking, and $480 in cash.
The names of the two individuals charged, both from Lethbridge, and further details, are not being released to protect the identity of the children.
A 47-year-old male was charged with one count under the Drug Endangered Children Act, two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and one count of possession of stolen property (proceeds of crime). He remains in custody while awaiting a Judicial Interim Release Hearing.
A 38-year-old woman was charged with one count under the Drug Endangered Children Act, and one count of possession of a controlled substance. She was released from custody to appear in court Jan. 28, 2021.
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