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Couple facing drug, weapons charges

By Kuhl, Nick on March 6, 2020.

Lethbridge Herald

A Lethbridge couple is facing a number charges after police seized weapons, drugs and stolen property from a northside home earlier this week. A four-year-old child who resides in the home was also turned over to the care of a relative, police say.

Last month, police began receiving numerous complaints from concerned citizens about alleged drug trafficking activity at a home along the 1700 block of 2 A Avenue North. Following a short-term investigation by members of the Crime Suppression Team, a search warrant was obtained and executed on Wednesday, officials said in a news release Thursday afternoon.

Police said one man was located inside and arrested. During a search of the home and the subject incidental to arrest, police seized small quantities of methamphetamine and carfentanil, a rifle hidden under a mattress, knives, pellet guns, bear spray and ammunition as well as a stolen Suzuki motorcycle, various tools and identity documents.

A woman, who was not home at the time of the warrant, later turned herself in.

A 46-year-old Lethbridge man is charged with possession of a firearm obtained by the commission of an offence, knowingly possess an unauthorized firearm, careless storage of a firearm, three counts of possession of stolen property, four counts of possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a stolen credit card, possession of the proceeds of crime, eight counts of failing to comply with a release order, possession for the purpose of trafficking and causing a child to be drug-endangered.

He was remanded in custody to appear in court next Thursday.

A 38-year-old Lethbridge woman is charged with causing a child to be drug endangered. The woman was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court April 2.

Police are not releasing the names of the offenders in order to protect the identity of the child victim.

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