January 18th, 2019

Hatters face drug charges following traffic stops

By medicinehatnews on January 10, 2019.

Police seized nearly $16,000 worth of methamphetamine and a small amount of fentanyl during a pair of traffic stops Wednesday.

The arrests are the result of an investigation that began earlier in the week after Medicine Hat Police Service’s Organized Crime Section received a tip from the public about suspected drug trafficking.

Dustin Ralph Stubbins, 31, and Alan Glebe, 54, both of Medicine Hat, were arrested after police seized a combined 263 grams of meth and 0.2 grams of fentanyl.

Stubbins faces a charge of possessing meth for the purposes of trafficking, while Glebe faces charges of meth and fentanyl possession.

“These recent arrests are a reminder to us all that methamphetamine and fentanyl still remain a prominent concern in our community,” said OCS Staff-Sgt. Cory Both. “The meth trade is often a catalyst to property crime and violent crimes and individuals addicted to meth often behave erratically, causing a safety concern for both members of the public and police officers.

“The MHPS is urging the public to report suspicious activity associated with drug trafficking, which includes:

•  Vehicles or people coming and going at all hours of the day and night for brief periods of time;

•  Individuals leaving a residence to go to a waiting vehicle or nearby location for a very brief period of time prior to returning to the home;

•  Abandoned vehicles near the area in question, typically with some form of damage;

•  Garbage, litter or discarded needles near the residence in question.

Those who suspect drug dealing is occurring in their neighbourhood should contact the MHPS drug tip line at 403-502-8909, or online at https://mhps.ca/posts/post/77 if they wish to remain anonymous.

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