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Trafficking charges dropped for woman arrested in 2017 street-level drug crackdown

By Peggy Revell on July 11, 2018.

Medicine Hat News

Trafficking charges against a woman arrested alongside 11 others in June 2017 as part of a crackdown on street-level drug dealing have been withdrawn.

Instead, Tuesday at the Medicine Hat Provincial Courthouse, Tammie Helem entered a guilty plea to simple possession of methamphetamine and was sentenced to 90 days jail time, to be served intermittently.

The 33-year-old woman was originally charged with three counts of trafficking meth, trafficking heroin and possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine

According to the agreed statement of facts, police had arrested another individual on trafficking charges and went through his unlocked phone’s text messages, arranging to purchase a half ball of meth from Helem.

Undercover officers met up with Helem and arrested her. She was found in possession of 1.75 grams of meth.

As part of the overall investigation of multiple people, police seized $10,000 in drugs. Included were 75 grams of methamphetamine and small amounts of heroin, cocaine and marijuana.

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