By Lethbridge Herald on April 23, 2020.
Members of the Lethbridge Police Crime Suppression Team have charged a male and female with numerous drug and weapons offences following a search warrant at a west side home.
In early April the CST began an investigation into suspected drug trafficking activity that culminated with the execution of a search warrant on April 22 at a home along Mt. Sundial Bay. Two children – eight and 14 – were located inside and turned over to the care of a relative. During the search police seized a loaded handgun with the serial number ground off, more than 100 grams of fentanyl, prescription pills (Oxycodone and Xanax), methamphetamine and cocaine. In addition, police seized nearly $22,000 cash proceeds of crime as well as well as a Mercedes Benz, Yamaha Raptor ATV, an electric bike and high end mountain bike.
The male and female were arrested along the 100 block of Columbia Boulevard and additional items were seized during a search incidental to arrest including more methamphetamine, a Gold Rolex worth nearly $57,000, a necklace worth $12,000 and just over $1,700 cash. A Ford Explorer was also seized.
A 33-year-old male and 43-year-old female, both of Lethbridge, are jointly charged with:
Two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking
Three counts of possession of a controlled substance
Possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000
Careless storage of a firearm
Unauthorized possession of restricted firearm
Knowingly possess restricted weapon
Possession of a loaded restricted firearm
Possession of a firearm obtained by offence
Possession of a firearm with an altered/defaced serial number
Causing a child to be drug endangered
Both are currently remanded in custody awaiting Judicial Interim Release hearings.
The names of the offenders are being withheld to protect the identity of the children.
Lethbridge Police Service release