Vehicle stop results in recovery of drugs, trafficking charges

Lethbridge Police have charged a 28-year-old male following a vehicle stop that resulted in the seizure of a large variety of drugs.

On Dec. 15, 2019 at approximately 2:25 p.m. police responded to a report of a vehicle being driven erratically along McMaster Boulevard. It was located in the area a short time later. The driver displayed signs of drug impairment and was subsequently arrested. A search of his jacket and vehicle incidental to arrest resulted in the seizure of drug paraphernalia and a large variety of drugs including 12 Dexedrine pills, 35 dextroamphetamine pills, 6.2 grams of methamphetamine, 228 LSD blotters, 0.9 grams of hash, 3 psilocybin candies, 12.4 grams of MDMA, 4.9 grams of Ketamine, 0.6 grams of Dimethyltryptamine and 62.4 grams of cannabis. In addition, police seized more than $400 cash. The street value of the drugs is estimated at more than $4,000.

Michael Andrew Douglas Yanish, 28, is charged with six counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of the proceeds of crime.

Following a Judicial Interim Release hearing, Yanish was released from custody by a Justice of Peace. He is scheduled to appear in court January 9.