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Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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Lethbridge drug bust results in arrest of two people

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A man and woman are facing charges after a drug bust by Lethbridge Police this week.

The Crime Suppression Team searched a hotel room on Tuesday (Jan. 4) along 7th Avenue South after public complaints about suspected drug activity there.

Officers found methamphetamine and fentanyl along with cash and a number of electronic devices. The value of the drugs is around $3,000.

LPS have arrested 49 year old Arnold Joe Hofer and 32 year old Kimberlie Rose Eagle Speaker, both of no fixed address.

The two suspects have been released. Hofer has a court date on January 7th, while Eagle Speaker will appear before a judge February 25th.

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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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