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ALERT continues its crackdown on drug trafficking in the Lethbridge area

ALERT continues its crackdown on drug trafficking in the Lethbridge area

October 5, 2012

Lethbridge…Two people face drug charges after ALERT’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-Lethbridge) wrapped up an investigation into the trafficking of cocaine.

Launched April 1, CFSEU-Lethbridge is an integrated team of Lethbridge Regional Police Service members and RCMP.  CFSEU- Lethbridge concluded their investigation with the assistance of the Lethbridge Regional Police Service’s Community Policing Division and Economic Crime Unit.  A vehicle stop on a rural road northeast of Lethbridge resulted in the arrest of a man and two women.  A search of the individuals and their vehicles yielded 1.6 grams of crack cocaine and $1,099 in cash.

A search warrant was then executed on the man’s Lethbridge residence in the 1200 block of 40 Avenue North.  There, police found 65.7 grams of crack cocaine, $20,644 cash, and drug paraphernalia.  Police also seized three vehicles with an estimated value of $120,000.

Duc The Vo, 34, is charged with one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, trafficking cocaine, possession of proceeds of crime over $5000, and possession of stolen property under $5000.

Kimberly Lawrence, 47, of Taber, Alberta was charged with one count of possession of cocaine.

The second woman was released without charges.

ALERT was established by the Government of Alberta to bring together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources to tackle serious and organized crime. Over 400 municipal police, RCMP and sheriffs work for ALERT.

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Acting Staff Sergeant Jason Walper
CFSEU-Lethbridge
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
403-330-5068

Candace Cook
Communications
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
780-509-3015

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