Lethbridge Police have charged a 31-year-old male with drug and weapons offences following a short-term investigation into drug trafficking activity in the downtown core.
On January 18, 2017 members of the Downtown Policing Unit and Patrols Support Shift executed a search warrant at an apartment building along the 1200 block of 4 Avenue South and seized more than $8,000 cash, 110 fentanyl pills and a small quantity of Oxycodone. In addition police seized a number of weapons, including a hatchet, combat knife and machete. A 31-year-old male and five other people were taken into custody without incident.
The investigation determined the male was supplying large amounts of fentanyl to drug users in the downtown core.
Eric Boyd White Man Left, 31, of Lethbridge, is charged with possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking, possession of oxycodone, possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000 and three counts of possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public. He was remanded to appear in court today.
The other five subjects were released without charges.