October 23rd, 2020

Man charged after police raid on home appears in court


By Shurtz, Delon on February 26, 2020.

Delon Shurtz

lethbridge herald

dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

One of four people charged following a police raid on two Lethbridge homes last week has already made a brief court appearance.

Ashley Dawn Quilty made her court appearance Tuesday by closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, where she has been remanded since her arrest with three others on Friday.

Duty counsel Brett Carlson told court the accused still needs a lawyer and he requested an adjournment until Thursday when the accused may have a bail hearing. The Crown, he told court, opposes Quilty’s release.

Last Friday police searched two homes in the 1800 block of 1 Avenue North and arrested eight people. During a search of the residences and occupants, police seized cocaine, methamphetamine, carfentanil, psilocybin and an illegal amount of cannabis. Police also seized brass knuckles, cash, pepper spray and a conducted energy weapon.

Eldon Myers, 47, of Lethbridge, is charged with six counts of drug possession 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 remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court Thursday on these charges and charges from an unrelated police raid in July of last year.

Quilty, 27, of Lethbridge is charged with drug possession, as well as breaching probation, failure to appear in court and being unlawfully at large.

Mandi Lynn Lumley, 25, and Harold Nelson Wright, 38, both of Lethbridge, were charged with drug possession. Both were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

The four remaining individuals arrested at the time were not charged.

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