October 31st, 2020

Man, woman face drug, weapons charges


By Jensen, Randy on April 24, 2020.

Two children located inside home

LETHBRIDGE HERALD

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 westside home.

In early April the CST began an investigation into suspected drug trafficking activity that culminated with the execution of a search warrant Wednesday at a home along Mt. Sundial Bay. Two children – ages 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 West and additional items were seized during a search incidental to arrest including more methamphetamine, a gold Rolex watch 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; and causing a child to be drug endangered.

Both are remanded in custody awaiting Judicial Interim Release hearings. The names of the offenders are being withheld to protect the identity of the children.

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