The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) said they’ve taken more than $1 million worth of drugs and cash off the streets in Lethbridge.
On Dec. 20, 2022, record amounts of methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine were seized. With the help of Lethbridge police, the ALERT Lethbridge organized crime team searched a home in the London Road area and a garage in the Winston Churchill neighbourhood during the investigation. Two vehicles that were also searched were seized.
According to a news release, it’s believed to be one of the city’s largest drug busts.
Drugs seized include:
- 5.2 kilograms of methamphetamine;
- 3.2 kilograms of cocaine;
- 1.6 kilograms of fentanyl powder;
- 418 grams of ketamine; and,
- 35 grams of psilocybin mushrooms.
A total of $79,000 in cash was also found, along with four firearms.