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Traffic stop leads to drugs, weapons charges against Taber man

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A traffic stop early Saturday morning led to drugs and weapons charges against a 39 year old Taber man.

At about 5am Dec. 19, members of the LPS Canine  Unit, Downtown Policing Unit, and Patrols conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle without a licence plate.

Officers say they spotted it doing a quick transaction with another vehicle in a north Lethbridge parking lot.

The driver was arrested for multiple breaches of his Release Order, including a 24 hour curfew.

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Police seized a machete, bear spray, metal airsoft handgun, 5.5 grams of meth, 3.1 grams of fentanyl, 2.1 grams of crack cocaine, packaging, scales, and cash.

Total value of the drugs seized was over $3,000.

Andrew Hall is facing multiple drug trafficking and weapons charges, damaging a police vehicle and breach charges stemming from the traffic stop.

Photo courtesy of the Lethbridge Police Service.

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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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