Lethbridge Drug Dealer Arrested with Double-Barreled Shotgun
Posted: May 25, 2016
Lethbridge… A short-term investigation by ALERT has led to charges against a suspect Lethbridge drug dealer. Fentanyl, cocaine, and a double-barrel shotgun were amongst the items seized.
ALERT’s Lethbridge organized crime and gang team arrested Curtis Larko, 41, on May 19 after he departed a south side restaurant. A search warrant executed at Larko’s home in the 1500-block of St. Francis Road North a short time following the arrest. ALERT Lethbridge is an integrated team consisting of Lethbridge Police Service and RCMP members.
As result of the search, nearly $20,000 worth of drugs and cash was seized, including:
- Double-barrel shotgun;
- 14 shotgun shells;
- 98 fentanyl pills;
- 5 grams of cocaine;
- 37 grams of methamphetamine;
- 20 morphine pills;
- 74 grams of marijuana;
- 7 tabs of suspected LSD;
- Packaging, scales, and other drug trafficking paraphernalia.
ALERT recently opened the investigation into Larko after receiving information suggesting he was involved in drug trafficking in the Lethbridge area.
Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.
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 Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.