Drugs and identity documents seized during search

Two men have been charged after members of the Lethbridge Police Crime Suppression Team seized drugs and stolen property from a downtown residence.

On January 30, 2020, following a short term investigation into drug trafficking activity, a warrant was obtained and executed by the CST, Downtown Policing Unit and K9 at a residence along the 300 block of 5 Street South. Upon entry, police located two males and seized methamphetamine, crack cocaine, scales, packaging and other drug paraphernalia along with multiple stolen identity documents.

Jeffrey Steven Martens, 51, of Lethbridge, is charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, four counts of possession of identity documents and one count of possession of stolen property.

Eric Joel Michaud, 34, of Lethbridge, is charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Both are currently in custody awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.