Two Lethbridge residents charged after ALERT seizes over $50,000 in cocaine

Two Lethbridge residents charged after ALERT seizes over $50,000 in cocaine

March 14, 2013

 

Lethbridge…An investigation by ALERT’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-Lethbridge) into drug couriering activity in southern Alberta wrapped up with charges against two Lethbridge residents.

CFSEU-Lethbridge is an integrated team of Lethbridge Regional Police Service (LRPS) and RCMP members who work together to address organized crime in the community.

Earlier this month, CFSEU-Lethbridge began investigating a group that was believed to be transporting drugs between Calgary and Lethbridge. On March 12, with assistance from members of the LRPS Community Policing Division, the team conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle as it entered the city limits.

A subsequent search resulted in the seizure of nearly 370 grams of crack cocaine and 65 grams of powder cocaine, with a total estimated street value of approximately $54,000. The majority of the crack cocaine was packaged in 16 individual plastic bags.

Roger Stanley KRUSHELL, age 42, is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and three counts of failure to comply with a recognizance. The accused was out on bail for similar charges originating in Okotoks.

Kaley Lynn PAVAN, age 19, is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Both were remanded to appear in court March 14.

To report suspicious activity, contact local police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

ALERT was established by the Government of Alberta to bring together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources to tackle serious and organized crime. Over 400 municipal police, RCMP and sheriffs work for ALERT.

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Media inquiries may be directed to:
Staff Sergeant Wes Houston
CFSEU-Lethbridge
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
403-330-5061

Jill Baird
Communications
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
780-509-3028

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.