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Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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Lethbridge Police find explosives during drug search

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Three people are facing charges after drugs and explosives were found at a south side home.

On Thursday (Sept. 24), Lethbridge Police executed a search warrant along the 800 block of 16th Street South. LPS had been investigating that home for several months in relation to drug trafficking.

During the search, officers found some unknown items and called in the explosives disposal unit which determined the items were improvised explosive devices (IED).

Some nearby neighbours were asked to evacuate their homes and other were told to shelter in place as the explosives team did their jobs to make sure things were safe.

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Police eventually searched the home and found stolen property, drugs, and cash.

Shaun Hlavach, Allyson Deal, and Jocko Trotter, all from Lethbridge have been arrested. Hlavach is facing a long list of  charges which include drug trafficking and drug possession as well as being in possession of an explosive substance. He appears in court September 28th.

Deal and Trotter have court dates set for November.

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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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