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).

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.