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Lethbridge men charged after police seize almost $12,000 in drugs

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Two Lethbridge men are facing several charges each after police seized almost $12,000 in drugs Wednesday afternoon.

The arrests were made along the 100 block of Columbia Boulevard west after officers spotted what they believed to be drug-trafficking activity.

A vehicle was searched, as was a home along Lemoyne Crescent West, and police recovered: 75.4 grams of methamphetamine; 47.2 grams of cocaine; 0.9 grams of fentanyl; 42 pills including morphine, Oxycodone and Xanax; 25.3 grams of MDMA (Ecstasy) and 25.8 grams of buffing agent (used to dilute illegal drugs).

Officers also seized a taser, bear spray, $7,100 in cash and a vehicle.

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31 year old Joshua Drake has been charged with: six counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking; possession of the proceeds of crime (under $5,000); possession of stolen property (under $5,000); possession of a dangerous weapon; unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon; possession of a prohibited weapon obtained by crime; and driving while disqualified.

33 year old Corey Shaw was charged with four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of the proceeds of crime (under $5,000).

They both remain in custody awaiting bail hearings.

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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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