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Lethbridge Police surveillance operation results in drug trafficking charges

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Drug trafficking charges have been laid against a Surrey, BC man after a surveillance operation here in Lethbridge.

The investigation, conducted by the Priority Crimes Unit and Crime Suppression Team, began in early November.

On Monday, Nov. 30, officers searched a west side home and two vehicles and found more than 90 grams of cocaine worth over $9,000.

They also seized more than $7,400 in cash.

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31 year old Michael Abate has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000.

He remains in custody pending a bail hearing.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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