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Calgary bust nets province’s biggest seizure of “date rape drug”

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CALGARY, AB – A massive haul of drugs after police busted a trafficking operation in Calgary.

The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) found nearly $3 million in illegal narcotics in what’s believed to be the province’s largest seizure of GHB to date.

GHB is colourless and odourless and is commonly referred to as the “date rape drug”.

ALERT Calgary seized 113 litres of GHB along with a large quantity of meth, fentanyl, and cocaine as well as over $300,00 in cash.

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“The totality of what was seized is staggering, and represents a high degree of community harm. Behind so many doses are crimes committed to feed that addiction; be it property crimes, thefts, frauds, and robberies, and all feeding into social disorder,” said Supt. Dwayne Lakusta, ALERT CEO.

Three Calgary men are facing a total of 14 drug-related charges.

ALERT began its investigation just a month prior after receiving information about suspected drug trafficking activity in the Calgary region.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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