Lethbridge Police seize drugs including a record amount of fentanyl, Calgary man charged

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have charged a Calgary man and seized drugs with a value of more than $337,000 following a drug trafficking investigation Wednesday.

The 553.2 grams of fentanyl seized June 15, 2022 surpasses the previous largest, single seizure of that drug by Lethbridge Police on June 7, 2022 of 478 grams.

Lethbridge Police charge male and seize drugs including a record amount of fentanyl
Lethbridge Police charge male and seize drugs including a record amount of fentanyl

Members of the Crime Suppression Team (CST) and Property Crimes Unit (PCU) began an investigation after observing activities consistent with drug trafficking. A drug search warrant was obtained and members of the CST and PCU, with the assistance of the Traffic Response Unit, arrested a male without incident in the 300 block of Mayor Magrath Drive North.

As a result of searching his vehicle and a residence in the 1900 block of 12 Avenue South, police seized the fentanyl, 3,597.5 grams of methamphetamine – which is one of the largest seizures of that drug locally – and 192.5 grams of cocaine, as well as $14,085 cash (proceeds of crime).

Danny Truong, 22, has been charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance, and one count of possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000.

He remains in custody while awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.

No further details are being released at this time.

Lethbridge Police Service

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