Thursday, March 23, 2023

Downtown enforcement project results in 18 people arrested, charged

Lethbridge Police arresting 18 people, including a couple allegedly trafficking prescription drugs with their children in tow, as part of an ongoing initiative to target criminal activity downtown.

On Tuesday members of the Downtown Policing Unit and Priority Crimes Unit conducted a targeted sweep of the downtown core.

It resulted in the arrest of seven people wanted on outstanding warrants and 11 people who are now facing a number of charges.

In one case, a 24 year old man and 29 year old woman were charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and child endangerment. Police saw the pair working together in Galt Gardens selling prescription drugs in the company of their three children who are all under the age of four.

Officers also seized a stolen vehicle worth $55,000.

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