Pair of traf­fic stops re­sults in drug bust

Medicine Hat News - - UP FRONT -

Po­lice seized nearly $16,000 in metham­phetamine and a small amount of fen­tanyl dur­ing a pair of traf­fic stops Wed­nes­day.

The ar­rests are the re­sult of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion that be­gan ear­lier in the week after Medicine Hat Po­lice Ser­vice's Or­ga­nized Crime Sec­tion re­ceived a tip from the pub­lic about sus­pected drug traf­fick­ing.

Dustin Ralph Stub­bins, 31, and Alan Glebe, 54, both of Medicine Hat, were ar­rested after po­lice seized a com­bined 263 grams of meth and 0.2 grams of fen­tanyl.

Stub­bins faces a charge of pos­sess­ing meth for the pur­poses of traf­fick­ing, while Glebe faces charges of meth and fen­tanyl pos­ses­sion.

“These re­cent ar­rests are a re­minder to us all that metham­phetamine and fen­tanyl still re­main a prom­i­nent con­cern in our com­mu­nity,” said OCS StaffSgt. Cory Both. “The meth trade is often a cat­a­lyst to prop­erty crime and vi­o­lent crimes, and in­di­vid­u­als ad­dicted to meth often be­have er­rat­i­cally, caus­ing a safety con­cern for both mem­bers of the pub­lic and po­lice of­fi­cers.”

The MHPS is urg­ing the pub­lic to re­port sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity as­so­ci­ated with drug traf­fick­ing, which in­cludes:

• Ve­hi­cles or peo­ple com­ing and go­ing at all hours of the day and night for brief pe­ri­ods of time;

• In­di­vid­u­als leav­ing a res­i­dence to go to a wait­ing ve­hi­cle or nearby lo­ca­tion for a very brief pe­riod of time prior to re­turn­ing to the home;

• Aban­doned ve­hi­cles near the area in ques­tion, typ­i­cally with some form of dam­age;

• Garbage, lit­ter or dis­carded nee­dles near the res­i­dence in ques­tion.

Those who sus­pect drug deal­ing is oc­cur­ring in their neigh­bour­hood should con­tact the MHPS drug tip line at 403-502-8909, or on­line at https://mhps.ca/posts/post/77 if they wish to re­main anony­mous.

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