Lethbridge Police seize more than $10,000 worth of drugs and recover stolen vehicle

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have charged a 35-year-old man with drug trafficking and property offences after he was arrested in possession of a stolen vehicle over the weekend.

On December 17, 2022 police observed an SUV with a license plate that did not match the vehicle. The male driver briefly entered a residence and upon returning to the vehicle, police intercepted him. In an effort to leave the scene, the driver reversed the SUV into a police vehicle, then drove forward colliding with a second police vehicle. When he couldn’t break free, he exited and attempted to flee on foot. He was subsequently apprehended a short distance away by a Police Service Dog.

Drug Investigation
(File Photo) Drug Investigation

Following a search incidental to arrest, police seized nearly 40 grams of cocaine and $350 cash from the male. Inside the vehicle a further 46 grams of methamphetamine, nearly 21 grams of fentanyl, a small quantity of crack cocaine, drug trafficking paraphernalia and suspected stolen property including a generator, leaf blower, drill and batteries were also seized. The drugs are worth approximately $10,174.

Kody Abraham Martens, 35, of Lethbridge, is charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and one count each of possession of the proceeds of crime, possession of stolen property, flight from police, resisting arrest and failing to comply with a probation order.

Martens was remanded in custody and scheduled to appear in court today.

Lethbridge Police Service

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