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Two Arrested in Lethbridge Drug Investigation

Lethbridge… An ALERT investigation in Lethbridge has resulted in the arrest of two suspected drug traffickers and the seizure of nearly $12,000 worth of cocaine.

ALERT’s Lethbridge organized crime and gang team, with assistance from Lethbridge Police Service, executed a search warrant at a residence in the Blackwolf neighbourhood on December 6, 2018. In total, investigators seized 81 grams of cocaine and 37.6 grams of crack cocaine, which have a combined estimated street value of $11,860.

Nearly $3,500 in cash proceeds of crime was also seized, as well as two vehicles.

“Getting dangerous drugs like cocaine off the streets of Lethbridge is at the top of our list of priorities,” said Acting Staff Sgt. Rod Pastoor, ALERT Lethbridge. “We’re glad we were able to take action in this case to contribute to the safety of our community.”

Peter Ntignee, a 25-year-old man, is charged with: trafficking a controlled substance (x3); possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking; and possession of proceeds of crime.

Stevie Campbell, a 23-year-old woman, is charged with: trafficking a controlled substance (x4); possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking; and possession of proceeds of crime.

ALERT’s investigation began in August 2018 in response to suspected drug trafficking activity.

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.

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