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Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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Lethbridge man charged with firearms and drug-related offences

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A traffic stop Wednesday night resulted in firearms and drug-related offences being laid against a Lethbridge man.

Members of the Priority Crimes Unit pulled over a driver along the 1700 block of 23rd street north after spotting possible drug trafficking activity.

A search of the vehicle turned up a loaded firearm and a taser made to look like a flashlight.

Methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine worth about $1,600 as well as drug paraphernalia and cash were seized.

35 year old Wesley Johnson is facing 28 charges in relation to the bust. He’s currently in custody waiting for 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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