Lethbridge Herald

Man facing numerous charges after $50K drug seizure


Lethbridge Police have charged a 23year-old Calgary man and seized $50,000 worth of drugs after officers stopped a man and a woman following reports they were attempting to break into homes on the northside.

On Saturday just before 1 a.m. police responded to a report that a man and a woman had tried to break into two homes along the 600 block of 12 B Street North, LPS said in a news release Monday.

Police say they attended and located two people matching the descriptio­n a short distance away as they tried the doors of St. Peter’s Church. Both were placed under investigat­ive detention.

The woman was co-operative with police but the man provided a false name and was subsequent­ly arrested for obstructio­n, police said. During a search incidental to arrest police seized drug parapherna­lia and a large quantity of drugs including suspected fentanyl, carfentani­l, methamphet­amine, heroin and a variety of pills (all scheduled substances under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act).

In addition, police seized multiple knives, a baton, bear spray and a variety of stolen property.

Alexander Timothy Kulach, 23, of Calgary, is charged with 12 counts of possession for the purpose of traffickin­g, seven counts of possession of stolen property, traffickin­g in property or proceeds of crime, carrying a concealed weapon, unauthoriz­ed possession of a prohibited weapon, forcible entry, obstructin­g a peace officer, resisting a peace officer and 27 counts of breach of a release order.

Kulach was remanded in custody to appear in court Thursday. The woman was released without charges.

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