Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have charged a 43-year-old male with drug trafficking offences following the largest seizure of fentanyl in the downtown core.
On December 22, 2022 at approximately 10:15 p.m. Patrols and members of the Downtown Policing Unit were patrolling along the 300 block of 4 and 5 Street South after multiple fentanyl overdoses in the area during the previous hour. Officers located a truck parked in the alley with the lights on and engine running. The driver was found slumped over and when police checked on him a significant quantity of methamphetamine was observed in his possession. After waking the driver he was subsequently taken into custody and a search incidental to arrest resulted in the seizure of approximately 204 grams of methamphetamine (more than 2,000 individual doses), 485 grams of fentanyl (more than 4,800 doses) and 15 grams of cocaine. The total street value of the dugs is just over $157,000 and marks the largest seizure of fentanyl in the downtown core. Police also seized nearly $1,000 cash, brass knuckles, drug paraphernalia and suspected stolen property.
Larry Healy Jr, 43, of Standoff, is charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime, possession of a prohibited weapon, and three counts of breaching a release order.
Healy remains in custody awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.
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