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Lethbridge Police make substantial drug bust at south side home

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A sizable drug bust in Lethbridge earlier this week has resulted in the arrest of two city residents.

Lethbridge Police say they began a surveillance operation into possible drug trafficking at a home in the 3300 block of 5 “A” avenue south back in January.

They were tipped off by the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Unit.

On Thursday, Feb. 4 a search warrant turned up more than $135,000 in drugs including 9257.9 grams dried marijuana; 45.7 grams hash; 94 psilocybin chocolates; THC edibles ($20,000 worth in professional packaging); 378 grams THC shatter; 275 tablets of LSD; and 1 gram of DMT (Dimethyltryptamine).

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Officers also seized more than $3,400 in cash and a vehicle as proceeds of crime.

48 year old Sandy Smith and 46 year old Terry Smith have each been charged with: two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking cannabis; three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance; and possession of the proceeds of crime under $5,000.

They were released from custody to appear in court at the end of March.

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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