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Police seize drugs & weapons after bust at Lethbridge’s Superlodge hotel

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A Lethbridge man is facing charges after that incident early Thursday morning at the Superlodge hotel.

LPS was called in to assist the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team execute a drug search warrant.

In October, ALERT officers started looking into concerns around drugs being sold by tenants at that hotel along 7th Avenue South and Mayor Magrath Drive.

This week police seized meth, cocaine, prescription meds, as well as cash, brass knuckles, and a machete.

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Lethbridge Police have been called to the Superlodge more than 50 times since August, including a shooting incident there.

39 year old Jerome Ross is facing a list of charges, including drug possession and trafficking.

Acting LPS Staff Sgt. Trevor Sheppard says police have received many concerns from neighbouring residents near this property with respect to criminal activity including drug trafficking by the tenants and spin off crimes such as drug use in residential alleys, suspicious people and property offences,. “We want to assure the community that we will continue to dedicate resources to target this activity.”

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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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