Lethbridge Search Nets Drugs, Handgun, Stolen Property

Lethbridge… Two Lethbridge residents have been arrested after an ALERT investigation resulted in the seizure of a variety of drugs, one handgun, cash, and stolen property.

ALERT Lethbridge’s organized crime and gang team made the seizure on July 26, 2019, to conclude a short-term drug trafficking investigation. Lethbridge Police Service provided assistance with the arrests and execution of search warrants for a vehicle and a home in the Indian Battle Heights neighbourhood.

“This seizure illustrates the collaborative effort between policing partners to keep Lethbridge safe and get harmful drugs off the street,” said Staff Sgt. Leon Borbandy, ALERT Lethbridge.

Inside the home, investigators drugs with an estimated street value of $75,000, including:

  • 322 grams of methamphetamine;
  • 13 grams of suspected carfentanil;
  • 86 fentanyl pills;
  • 20 grams of cocaine;
  • 802 grams of ketamine; and
  • $5,109 cash.

Alongside the drugs, ALERT located a loaded revolver and various amounts of stolen property, including jewelry items. The firearm had its serial number removed and will be submitted for analysis.

Eldon Myers, 47, and Cheri Komar, 50, have been jointly charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, possession of stolen property, possession of proceeds of crime, possession of break-and-enter tools, and five firearms-related offences.

Myers was individually charged with possession of a firearm while prohibited.

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 Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.