October 23rd, 2020

Man facing numerous charges after $50K drug seizure

By Kuhl, Nick on January 14, 2020.

Lethbridge Herald

Lethbridge Police have charged a 23-year-old Calgary man and seized $50,000 worth of drugs after officers stopped a man and a woman following reports they were attempting to break into homes on the northside.

On Saturday just before 1 a.m. police responded to a report that a man and a woman had tried to break into two homes along the 600 block of 12 B Street North, LPS said in a news release Monday.

Police say they attended and located two people matching the description a short distance away as they tried the doors of St. Peter’s Church. Both were placed under investigative detention.

The woman was co-operative with police but the man provided a false name and was subsequently arrested for obstruction, police said. During a search incidental to arrest police seized drug paraphernalia and a large quantity of drugs including suspected fentanyl, carfentanil, methamphetamine, heroin and a variety of pills (all scheduled substances under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act).

In addition, police seized multiple knives, a baton, bear spray and a variety of stolen property.

Alexander Timothy Kulach, 23, of Calgary, is charged with 12 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, seven counts of possession of stolen property, trafficking in property or proceeds of crime, carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, forcible entry, obstructing a peace officer, resisting a peace officer and 27 counts of breach of a release order.

Kulach was remanded in custody to appear in court Thursday. The woman was released without charges.

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