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Drugs and weapons charges laid against Lethbridge man in downtown arrest

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A Lethbridge man is facing drugs and weapons charges after a bust in the downtown core Tuesday afternoon.

Members of the LPS Crime Suppression Team made the arrest after spotting activity consistent with drug trafficking and learning the man had outstanding warrants.

The suspect initially pulled out a knife as officers and a canine unit approached but he dropped it and was arrested without incident.

Police seized about 10 grams of fentanyl, more than $2,000 cash and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

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39 year old Bruce Hagen remains in custody pending a bail hearing May 6.

He’s charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking; carrying a concealed weapon; possession of a dangerous weapon; and breach of a release order.

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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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