Lethbridge Police charge a male and seize firearms, drugs, cash and stolen property

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have charged a male with multiple offences after firearms, drugs, cash and stolen property were seized Thursday from a vehicle and residence.

A member of the K9 Unit attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of 18 Street and 2 Avenue North on June 23, 2022. The vehicle fled the scene but was located a short time later behind a residence in the 1900 block of 6 A Avenue North.

The driver was arrested with the assistance of members of the Patrol Division and High Risk Offender Unit. Upon arrest police noted two firearms inside the vehicle.

Lethbridge Police charge a male and seize firearms, drugs, cash and stolen property
Lethbridge Police charge a male and seize firearms, drugs, cash and stolen property

As a result of the arrest and subsequent search warrants on the vehicle and residence, members of the Property Crimes Unit seized three firearms – two of which had been sawed off and one of which was loaded and located directly beside the driver’ seat – along with a replica Glock airsoft handgun. Also seized was methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, psilocybin and prescription pills with a street value of about $9,000, as well as tools linked with earlier break-ins.

Vance Elton Pidborochynski, 32, of Lethbridge is charged with a total of 26 Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act charges, including four counts of breach of a release document stemming from earlier firearms and drug charges out of Pincher Creek. He is currently in custody and awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.

Lethbridge Police Service

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