August 23rd, 2019

Major drug bust in Lethbridge results in seizure of 290g of carfentanil powder

By Alberta Newspaper Group on August 14, 2019.

An estimated $118,000 worth of fentanyl pills and powder are off the streets of southern Alberta following an investigation and seizure by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams.

ALERT’s Lethbridge organized crime and gang team concluded the three-month investigation late last week by conducting a vehicle stop with assistance from Lethbridge Police Service, as well as executing a search warrant at a home in Coalhurst with the help of Lethbridge RCMP, officials said in a news release Tuesday.

Between the vehicle and the home investigators seized: 290 grams of suspected carfentanil powder; 67 fentanyl pills; 68 grams of cocaine; and nearly $35,000 in cash proceeds of crime.

“This is a significant amount of drugs to take out of southern Alberta communities,” said Insp. Sean Boser, with ALERT regional teams, in the release. “Investigations like this one are key to meeting our goal of keeping communities safe.”

Herman Dhami, 25, was arrested and charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking (x3) and possession of proceeds of crime.

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.

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