Lethbridge Police have charged a male and female with drug trafficking offences for the second time in two weeks after officers responded to a local hotel and seized drugs, cash, weapons and stolen property from a vehicle.
On May 8, 2019 police responded to a report of suspected drug trafficking activity by a guest staying at the Superlodge hotel along the 2200 block of 7 Avenue South. Upon police arrival, a 39-year-old male was located inside his vehicle in the parking lot and a 19-year-old female was observed walking towards the rear of the vehicle. The pair were known to police to be bound by recognizance conditions stemming from a previous arrest April 25, 2019 during a traffic stop downtown that resulted the seizure of $60,000 worth of drugs. Both were arrested without incident for breach of their respective recognizances and a subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of:
21.6 grams of Carfentanil
18.4 grams of Methamphetamine
143 Codeine tablets
30 Temazepam pills
73 Gabapentin pills
Drug paraphernalia (scales and packaging)
A machete, two knives and a BB Gun
Suspected stolen property including five computers, one iPad and a bag containing various antique Canadian and US coins.
The value of the drugs is estimated at $12,656.
Larry Healy Jr., 39, of Lethbridge, and Shaquerri Hailey Clark Young Pine, 19, of Lethbridge, are charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime and possession of a dangerous weapon.
Healy is also charged with four counts of breach of a recognizance and Young Pine with three counts of breach of a recognizance.
Healy and Young Pine were both remanded in custody and are scheduled to appear in court May 10.