ALERT Arrests Lethbridge Pair on Drug Charges

Lethbridge… Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) has charged two Lethbridge residents with numerous drug-related offences following a traffic stop that yielded cocaine, methamphetamine, and pills.

ALERT Lethbridge, an integrated team consisting of Lethbridge Regional Police Service and RCMP members, made the arrest and seizure on September 17 in Claresholm.

A search of the vehicle yielded:

  • 233 grams of crack cocaine;
  • 26 grams of powder cocaine;
  • 56 grams of methamphetamine;
  • 117 illicit prescription pills;
  • Various weapons, included replica handgun.

The drugs have an estimated street value of over $35,000.

Mark Brown, 45, is facing 12 drug and weapons related charges. Brown’s passenger in the vehicle, Rose Long Time Squirrel, 45, is charged with possession of crack cocaine. Both were released from custody and awaiting court appearances on October 2 and 16, respectively.

The investigation began in August after ALERT received information about Brown’s suspected drug trafficking activities. Anyone with information about drug activity in their community is asked to contact police, or can do so anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime. Members of Alberta Sheriffs, Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Regional Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.