October 22nd, 2020

Lethbridge man facing drug trafficking charges


By Jensen, Randy on April 29, 2020.

Greg Bobinec

Lethbridge Herald

gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com

Lethbridge Police have charged a 49-year-old male with drug trafficking offences after methamphetamine, carfentanil and cocaine were seized following a report of a suspicious vehicle.

Last Saturday, at approximately 7:04 a.m., patrol members responded to a suspicious vehicle along the 1900 block of 23 Street North, after a male was observed asleep behind the wheel with the engine revving. Two police vehicles were used to pin the suspect vehicle in place to prevent it from leaving and the driver subsequently awoke and exited without incident.

The male was taken into custody and during a search incidental to arrest, police seized methamphetamine, cocaine and carfentanil along with an airsoft revolver and several knives. The street value of the drugs is estimated at just over $8,000.

Jason Anthony Morin, 49, of Lethbridge, is charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of breaching a release order, two counts of breach of probation and one count of impaired driving. Morin was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 12.

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