Prairie Post (West Edition)

Lethbridge Police seize drugs and money following drug traffickin­g investigat­ion

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Lethbridge Police charged a Calgary woman and seized cash and drugs – including the largest quantity of fentanyl to date – in connection with a drug traffickin­g investigat­ion Tuesday.

Members of the Property Crimes Unit and Crime Suppressio­n Team arrested the female on June 7, 2022 after observing activities consistent with drug traffickin­g. She was arrested without incident in the 700 block of 13 Street North and a subsequent search warrant was executed on a related residence in the 3500 block of 20 Avenue South.

As a result of the arrest and search warrant, Lethbridge Police seized $49,300 cash (proceeds of crime), 478 grams of fentanyl, 200 grams of methamphet­amine, 260 grams of cocaine and 550 grams of illegal marijuana. The total street value of the drugs is approximat­ely $126,000.

This investigat­ion resulted in the largest single seizure of fentanyl in

Lethbridge to date. This is significan­t given that Government of Alberta data indicates 37 people died due to fatal opioid overdose in Lethbridge in the first quarter of 2022.

Du Thuy An Tran, 28, has been charged with four counts of possession for the purpose of traffickin­g, one count of proceeds of crime over $5,000 and one count of possession of cannabis for the purpose of unlawfully distributi­ng.

Tran was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court June 23, 2022.

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