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Lethbridge Police seize nearly $100,000 in drugs from west side home

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A Lethbridge man has been arrested after $95,000 worth of drugs was seized from a west side home.

Lethbridge Police executed a search warrant at a home along Purdue Court last Friday (Sept. 6) and seized a quantity of meth, carfentanil, cocaine, and other drugs.

Officers say they also found counterfeit money, stolen clothing, and a 12 gauge shotgun.

The arrest was made as part of a short term drug trafficking investigation which began with a vehicle stop in which police seized drugs, drug paraphernalia, cash, and homemade brass knuckles.

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22 year old Armande Good Rider of Lethbridge is charged with drug trafficking, unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession of stolen property.

Good Rider remains in jail and will appear in court Thursday (Sept. 12).

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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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