Lethbridge arrests yield hundreds of fentanyl pills
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Lethbridge arrests yield hundreds of fentanyl pills

Search warrants after a Lethbridge drug arrest have resulted in a significant fentanyl seizure.

On Wednesday, members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team's (ALERT) Lethbridge organized crime unit arrested two men suspected of being involved in trafficking fentanyl, prompting officers to obtain search warrants of the accused residences.

Four hundred pills were seized inside of a west-end Lethbridge apartment.

A search of the suspect's vehicle yielded more fentanyl, money and cellular telephones.

Two more individuals were placed under arrest after they were caught attempting to break into the apartment where the search warrant was being executed.

Staff Sgt. Jason Walper of ALERT Lethbridge said this week's seizure was one of the city's largest.

“Given the significant public safety risk this drug poses, it’s very satisfying to get this many pills off our streets," he said.

Twenty-seven-year-old Luke Tams, and 33-year-old Ryan Toner both face drug charges in connection with the seizure.

Tams was also charged with resisting arrest and breach of recognizance.

Charged with attempted break-and-enter is 34-year-old Mason Cranston and 40-year-old Lindsay Ito, who also faces one count of breach of recognizance.

Anybody with information on this or any other drug or gang-related activity should call their local police or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.

bpassifiume@postmedia.com

source : Calgary SUN
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