Lethbridge Police seize more than $100,000 in drugs along with weapons, cash and stolen property

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have seized a massive quantity of drugs, weapons, cash proceeds of crime and a variety of stolen property following an investigation into local drug trafficking activity.

In September 2022 members of the Crime Suppression Team initiated an investigation that culminated with the execution of a search warrant Wednesday at a northside residence. A male at the home was subsequently taken into custody without incident and a female was arrested following a targeted traffic stop. During the search police seized quantities of fentanyl, MDMA, cocaine, methamphetamine, Oxycontin and an assortment of narcotic pills. The combined value of the drugs is approximately $140,000. In addition, police seized a loaded rifle, sawed off rifle, three homemade guns, two conducted energy weapons, a butterfly knife, mace, brass knuckles, a sword and ammunition as well as nearly $13,000 in cash proceeds of crime and an assortment of stolen property including an e-bike, electronics, tools and body armour.

During the search police seized quantities of fentanyl, MDMA, cocaine, methamphetamine, Oxycontin and an assortment of narcotic pills.
During the search police seized quantities of fentanyl, MDMA, cocaine, methamphetamine, Oxycontin and an assortment of narcotic pills.

As a young child was determined to be living in the home, Child and Family Services have been contacted.

A 51-year-old Lethbridge man, who cannot be named in order to protect the identity of the child, is charged with:

Five counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking

Four counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm

Four counts of possession of stolen property

Three counts of knowingly possessing an unauthorized firearm

Three counts of possession of a firearm obtained by the commission of an offence

Two counts of careless storage of a firearm

Manufacturing a firearm

Use of a firearm in the commission of an offence

Possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number

Causing a child to be drug endangered

He was remanded in custody to appear in court Dec. 1.

A 47-year-old woman, who cannot be named in order to protect the identity of the child, is charged with one count of causing a child to be drug endangered.

She was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 10.

Lethbridge Police Service

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