October 23rd, 2020

Police lay drug charges in three investigations


By Jensen, Randy on May 9, 2020.

LETHBRIDGE HERALD

Lethbridge Police have charged multiple people with drug offences following three separate investigations this week.

After receiving numerous reports about suspected drug activity at a home along the 500 block of 7 Avenue South, a short-term investigation was initiated. On Thursday members of the Crime Suppression Team and Patrols obtained and executed a search warrant which resulted in the arrest of four people inside the home. Police seized bear spray, small quantities of fentanyl and methamphetamine, as well as drug paraphernalia. In addition, police recovered a generator that was related to a break and enter in 2016.

Kory James Shouting, 40, of Lethbridge, is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime and one count of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a weapon. Shouting is n custody awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.

The remaining three subjects were released without charges.

On Thursday members of the Downtown Policing Unit, Crime Suppression Team, K9 and Patrols executed a search warrant at a problem residence along the 300 block of 20 Street North. Three subjects were arrested and police located drug paraphernalia along with a bike chop shop with multiple bike parts, power tools and as sanders for removing paint. Additional stolen property including two high-end mountain bikes, golf clubs, pontoon boat tubes, stolen cheques and a backpack containing stolen tools from a recent car prowling theft were also recovered.

Bradley Peter Smith, 53, of Lethbridge, is charged with three counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000. He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court July 30.

The two other subjects were released without charges.

On Wednesday following a short-term investigation into drug and suspicious activity at a home along the 900 block of 12 Street South, members of Patrols, the Crime Suppression Tem, Downtown Policing Unit and Priority Crimes Unit, obtained and executed a search warrant. One male occupant was arrested and police seized nearly 30 grams of suspected carfentanil (worth approximately $5,800), nearly $5,000 cash, Xanax pills, drug paraphernalia, multiple cellphones and stolen credit cards. In addition, a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle after it left the residence and two female occupants were arrested. Police seized a quantity of cash and cellphones with evidence of drug trafficking activity.

Mohammud Ayah, 24, of Toronto, is charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court July 16.

Adelina Christine Adams, 27, of Lethbridge, is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of stolen property under $5,000, two counts of failing to comply with release order conditions and one count of failing to comply with an undertaking. She is scheduled to appear in court July 16.

Domonique Jacqueline Mae Betts, 21, of Lethbridge, is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of stolen property. She is scheduled to appear in court July 16.

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