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Charges laid against trio after drug bust at south Lethbridge motel

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Three people are facing charges after Lethbridge Police recovered a stolen vehicle, weapons, cash and a small quantity of drugs from a south side motel.

Members of the Crime Suppression Team were out Tuesday afternoon (June 23) when they located a stolen vehicle. The suspect pulled into a motel parking lot along Mayor Magrath Drive where her entered a room with two women.

The man was arrested once he left a short while later.

Police seized cash, small quantities of methamphetamine and fentanyl as well as the keys from the stolen vehicle. A search of the truck resulted in the seizure of an extendable baton, large knife, and fake drivers licence .

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After police searched the room, officers found and seized additional pre-portioned narcotics, assorted drug paraphernalia, and a tazer.

40 year old Paul Wayne McCarthy of Coalhurst faces several charges and remains in custody awaiting a June 25th court date.

Meanwhile, 24 year old Shawntaya Iron Shirt of Lehtbridge and 26 year old Kayla Robertson of Coalhurst face several charges of their own.

Both women have been released and will appear in court September 24th.

(Written by Riley Kubic, MyLethbridgeNow.com)

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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