By Kuhl, Nick on February 25, 2020.
Lethbridge Police have charged four people with drug offences following the execution of search warrants at two northside homes last week.
In January, members of the Crime Suppression Team began an investigation into drug trafficking activities which culminated in the execution of search warrants at two homes along the 1800 block of 1 Avenue North, police said in a news release Monday.
On Friday, the warrants were executed simultaneously by the CST, with assistance from members of the Field Operations and Criminal Investigation Divisions. A total of eight people were arrested without incident, police say.
During a search of the residences and the subjects incidental to arrest, police seized narcotics, cocaine, methamphetamine, carfentanil, psilocybin and cannabis (exceeding the quantity that is legally allowed to possess). In addition, police seized brass knuckles, cash proceeds of crime, pepper spray and a conducted energy weapon.
Eldon Myers, 47, of Lethbridge, is charged with six counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, three counts of knowingly possessing prohibited/restricted weapons, three counts of unauthorized possession of prohibited/restricted weapons and one count each of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of the proceeds of crime. Myers was remanded in custody to appear in court Thursday.
Ashley Dawn Quilty, 27, of Lethbridge is charged with possession of a controlled substance. Quilty was remanded to appear in court Monday.
Mandi Lynn Lumley, 25, of Lethbridge, is charged with possession of a controlled substance. Lumley was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court March 27.
Harold Nelson Wright, 38, of Lethbridge, is charged with possession of a controlled substance. Wright was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court March 27.
The four remaining subjects were released from custody without charges.