October 24th, 2020

Man facing drugs, weapons charges released on $1,500 bail


By Herald on October 16, 2020.

A member of the explosive disposal unit removes a container from a home after Lethbridge police found improvised explosive devices while conducting a search warrant in September at a southside home. Herald file photo by Ian Martens @IMartensHerald

Delon Shurtz
Lethbridge Herald
dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com
A Lethbridge man who has been in custody since he was arrested last month following a drugs and weapons bust has been released on bail.
Shaun Ryan Hlavach was released Thursday on $1,500 bail, with conditions that he report weekly to the Lethbridge Police Service, abstain from the use and possession of drugs, not possess any weapons and surrender any weapons he may have, reside in an approved residence and obey a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week curfew, with exceptions for medical emergencies and employment.
Hlavach, who appeared in Lethbridge provincial court Thursday by closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, faces more than 30 criminal charges stemming from a police raid on a southside home Sept. 24.
Lethbridge police were looking for drugs when they searched a home in the 800 block of 16 Street South. The explosive disposal unit was called in, however, after police noticed several suspicious packages. The explosives unit confirmed the items were improvised explosive devices.
Police reportedly found seven explosive devices, along with suspected fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as more than $13,000 in cash, stolen property and ID documents, and various items one of the suspects was prohibited from possessing.
Hlavach’s charges comprise multiple counts of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000, possession of a prohibited weapon, knowingly possessing a prohibited weapon, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of an explosive substance, possession of stolen property and possession of identity documents. He returns to court on those matters Nov. 19.
Hlavach also has unrelated charges under the Traffic Safety Act, for which he was wanted on outstanding warrants. The accused returns to court on those matters Nov. 17.
Also arrested and charged in relation to the police bust is Allyson Lauren Deal, who faces three counts of drug possession and unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon. Her court appearance is set for Nov. 6.
Jocko Slade Trotter was charged with failing to comply with a release order. His court appearance is set for Nov. 24.
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