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Drug charges dropped against city woman


By Lethbridge Herald on October 24, 2023.

Delon Shurtz
LETHBRIDGE HERALD

A Lethbridge woman arrested early last year following a significant drug bust in the city is no longer facing criminal charges.

Susan Lynn Graf, was arrested March 4, 2022 after police, Alberta sheriffs, the tactical response unit and K9 unit converged on a home in the 100 block of 16 Street North.

Police seized 94.2 grams of cocaine, .4 grams of methamphetamine, 4.7 grams of Psilocybin and 81 OxyContin pills, worth about $11,000.

Officers also found $3,100 in cash and 1,500 illegal cigarettes, which police described as black stock tobacco only for sale to consumers by Indian Tax Exemption retailers and duty-free shops.

Graf, who was scheduled to stand trial for three days next month, was charged with four counts of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of the proceeds of crime. However, the charges were withdrawn this week in Lethbridge court of justice.

Federal Crown Prosecutor Mark Klassen explained new information presented by Graf’s lawyer, Shaun Leochko of Calgary, convinced the Crown there is “no reasonable prospect of conviction.”

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JimO

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