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Lethbridge man arrested, facing drug charges after bust at Superlodge hotel

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Six people were arrested in connection to yet another drug trafficking investigation at a local hotel, but only one 39 year old man has been charged.

Earlier this month, Lethbridge Police began investigating ongoing complaints of drug trafficking by tenants living in the Superlodge Hotel along 7 Ave S and Mayor Magrath Drive.

A search warrant was executed on Thursday (Nov. 18) in one specific room, where pellet guns, body armour and a small amount of fentanyl were seized and three people arrested.

Three more people were taken into custody when officers also stopped a vehicle associated with that hotel room. A search of the car turned up bear spray and a large machete.

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39 year old Rodney Bottle of Lethbridge is charged with carrying a concealed weapon and knowingly possessing a prohibited weapon. He’s set to appear in court in January.

The other five suspects were released without charges.

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