Pair of Drug Dealers Arrested in Taber

Taber… A joint investigation between ALERT and Taber Police Service has resulted in the arrest of two alleged drug dealers, and the seizure of fentanyl and cocaine.

The arrest and seizure took place on December 9, 2020, following a short-term investigation. ALERT Lethbridge’s [alert-tooltip title=”ALERT has organized crime teams based in seven cities across Alberta. Click for more info.”]organized crime team[/alert-tooltip] searched a Taber home with help from Taber Police.

“I would like to thank the ALERT team for undertaking this investigation and assisting our community with a serious public safety concern — an example of collaboration at its finest,” said Chief Graham Abela, Taber Police Service.

As result of the search warrant, police seized:

  • 31 grams of [alert-tooltip title=”Cocaine is a powerful, addictive drug derived from the leaves of coca plants, which are native to parts of South America. Click for more info.”]cocaine[/alert-tooltip];
  • 4 grams of suspected [alert-tooltip title=”Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid drug that is much more powerful than many others in the opioid family, including heroin, morphine and codeine. Click for more info.”]fentanyl[/alert-tooltip];
  • body armour;
  • brass knuckles; and
  • $930 cash.

Kade Mehlhaff, a 27-year-old man, and Ireland Conroy, a 24-year-old woman, are facing a number of drug-related charges. They allegedly sold drugs throughout Taber and the surrounding area.

Taber is located approximately 50 kilometers east of Lethbridge. A member of the Taber Police Service is embedded within ALERT.

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-tooltip title=”More than 300 municipal police and RCMP officers work together in teams at ALERT to investigate everything from drug trafficking to child exploitation to gang violence. Click for more info.”]ALERT[/alert-tooltip] 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.