Two people facing charges in connection with methamphetamine trafficking, possession of stolen property

Lethbridge Police have charged a man and woman with drug trafficking and property crime offences after police seized methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a significant quantity of stolen property following the execution of a search warrant at a downtown apartment building.

On November 9, 2017 a short-term investigation by members of the Downtown Policing Unit into criminal activity concluded with the execution of a search warrant at Galt Manor along the 500 block of 7 Street South. Members of the DPU, Patrols and Community Resource Unit subsequently searched one of the units and seized a quantity of methamphetamine, cash, drug packaging paraphernalia, an assortment of weapons including five swords, a machete, two hatchets, five knives, three throwing knives, $4,500 in stolen tools and numerous other items of stolen property. In addition police recovered several hundred BMX bike parts along with five bikes that had been altered or were in the process of the being altered. There were seven adults and two children under the age of four inside the home at the time of the warrant. Two have subsequently been charged and the rest released without charges.

Clement Nolan Black Rabbit, 34, is charged with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of stolen property under $5,000, possession of the proceeds of crime under $5,000, two counts of possession of stolen credit cards, six counts of breaching a recognizance, and two counts of possession of stolen property.

Chantelle Joyce Pantherbone, 27, is charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance and possession of stolen property under $5,000.

Both subjects are awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.