By Lethbridge Herald on November 27, 2020.
Lethbridge Police have charged a man with drug-related offences and seized more than $5,000 in drugs following a surveillance operation on Tuesday.
Members of the Crime Suppression Team observed the occupants of a vehicle engaged in activities consistent with illegal drug transactions, police said in a news release. When they arrested a subject at a northside bar, they found him in possession of more than seven grams of methamphetamine, more than 13 grams of fentanyl and eight fentanyl patches with a total value of more than $5,000. They also seized almost $2,800 in cash.
Mark Anthony Brown of Lethbridge, 50, has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime under $5,000. He was also in breach of his previous release order and had outstanding warrants which were cleared.
Meanwhile, a Fort Macleod man is facing charges after Lethbridge Police performed a traffic stop in the 500 block of 13 Street North on Tuesday.
A subject nearby was known to have curfew conditions and was arrested for breach of a release order. A subsequent search revealed he was in possession of three bulk portions of fentanyl, 20 pre-packaged .4-gram portions of fentanyl, more than seven grams of metham-phetamine and 13 hydro morphine pills.
Steven Quebec, 44, of Fort Macleod, was charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, one count of possession of a controlled substance and five charges of breach of release. He was remanded in custody until his next court date today.