ALERT: sus­pected Car­fen­tanil seized in Leth­bridge ar­rests

Prairie Post (West Edition) - - Southern Alberta -

Three peo­ple have been ar­rested in Leth­bridge fol­low­ing a short-term in­ves­ti­ga­tion by ALERT. Drugs were seized, in­clud­ing sus­pected car­fen­tanil.

On Sept. 27, ALERT Leth­bridge’s or­ga­nized crime and gang team searched a home in West Leth­bridge with the help of Leth­bridge Po­lice Ser­vice. The search came fol­low­ing re­ports of sus­pected drug traf­fick­ing ac­tiv­ity tak­ing place at the home. ALERT seized a va­ri­ety of drugs, in­clud­ing:

• 8 grams of sus­pected car­fen­tanil;

• 8 grams of metham­phetamine;

• 19 grams of cannabis;

• 188 grams of a co­caine buff­ing agent;

• var­i­ous weapons; and

• var­i­ous items of stolen prop­erty, in­clud­ing bi­cy­cles, elec­tron­ics, and tools.

“This was an in­ves­ti­ga­tion that ma­te­ri­al­ized re­ally fast and ALERT was able to take quick, de­ci­sive action to stop the sale of these dan­ger­ous drugs,” said Staff Sgt. Jason Walper, ALERT.

Three sus­pects were ar­rested: Cur­tis Car­bert, 38; Devin Jones, 28; and Chas­sidy Morin, 39.

At the time of his ar­rest, Car­bert was wanted on a num­ber of war­rants is­sued by Leth­bridge Po­lice Ser­vice and Cal­gary Po­lice Ser­vice.

Car­bert is charged with pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing, pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance, pos­ses­sion of a pro­hib­ited weapon, pos­ses­sion of a weapon while pro­hib­ited, pos­ses­sion of a weapon dan­ger­ous to the pub­lic, fail­ure to com­ply with a pro­ba­tion or­der, and un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of iden­tity in­for­ma­tion.

Jones is charged with pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing, pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance, pos­ses­sion of a pro­hib­ited weapon, and pos­ses­sion of a weapon for a pur­pose dan­ger­ous to the pub­lic.

Morin is charged with pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance and un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of credit card data.

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