Lethbridge Police investigation results in eviction of tenants from drug house

A short term investigation into drug trafficking activity at a northside home has resulted in criminal charges, a small quantity of drugs seized and the eviction of the occupants.

In February members of the Patrol Operations Division began an investigation into drug trafficking at a home along the 500 block of 12 B Street North following numerous citizen complaints and other tips.

On March 8 members of the Downtown Policing Unit, Support Shift and Community Resources Unit, executed a search warrant and located six people inside. Two women were arrested on outstanding warrants – one of which was also found in possession of two stolen IDs – and a male was charged in connection with the seizure of a small quantity of narcotics. The remaining individuals were released without charges.

Upon completion of the search, the home was secured by the landlord and the male tenant was served a 24-hour eviction notice.

Norman Boyd Blackplume, 48, of Lethbridge, is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance. He is scheduled to appear in court April 28.

Shelly Margaret Day Chief, 54, of Lethbridge, is charged with two counts of possession of stolen property. She is scheduled to appear in court April 26.

Anyone with information about suspected drug trafficking activity or any other crime is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444 or if you wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at www.tipsubmitcom.