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ALERT cracks down on Lethbridge Dial-a-Dope Network

Lethbridge…Three Lethbridge drug dealers have been arrested and warrants have been issued for five others after Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) shut down a local dial-a-dope network.


ALERT’s Lethbridge Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), an integrated team made up Lethbridge Regional Police Service (LRPS) and RCMP members, executed search warrants at two Lethbridge apartments on January 9th. Three arrests were made at the time and more than $13,000 worth of powder and crack cocaine was seized, along with more than $26,000 in cash proceeds of crime.


CFSEU-Lethbridge witnessed the group commit numerous drug deals throughout Lethbridge. The project was wide-ranging and implicated the suppliers and street-level dealers with a total of eight individuals facing a combined 25 drug-related charges.


Three people were arrested as result of the search warrants on January 9th:

  • Mohamed Mohamed Aly, 24-year-old from Calgary
  • Abdulkadir Mohamed Yusuf, 21-year-old from Lethbridge
  • Dillon Andre McKenzie, 19-year-old with no fixed address

Arrest warrants have been issued for the following people:

  • Mohamed Abdullahi, 23-year-old from Calgary
  • Patrick Keenan, 54-year-old from Lethbridge
  • Dale Martens, 56-year-old from Lethbridge
  • Spencer Adams, 23-years-old from Lethbridge
  • Diane Suchar, 48-year-old from Lethbridge

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of those individuals is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

CFSEU-Lethbridge is an ALERT team established and funded by the Government of Alberta to bring together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources to tackle serious and organized crime. Nearly 400 municipal police, RCMP, and sheriffs work for ALERT.

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