Four arrested following fentanyl seizure in Lethbridge

By CHAT News Today
May 19, 2017 - 1:25pm

LETHBRIDGE — The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team arrested four people in Lethbridge after seizing more than 400 fentanyl pills from an apartment.

On Wednesday, the ALERT organized crime team in Lethbridge arrested two men in a vehicle after receiving information about suspected fentanyl trafficking. Police obtained a search warrant for an apartment in the city’s westside, where one of the men lived.

Inside the apartment, 400 fentanyl pills were seized, which ALERT says is one of the largest seizures of the drug in Lethbridge. While the warrants were being executed, police arrested a man and a woman who tried to break into the suite.

Police also seized a small amount of cash, cellphones and a single fentanyl pill from the vehicle.

Luke Tams 27, has been charged with possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime, resisting arrest and breach of recognizance. Ryan Toner, 33, is charged with possession of fentanyl.

Mason Cranston 34, is charged with attempted break-and-enter and possession of break-in instruments in connection with the attempted break-in, while Lindsay Ito, 40, is charged with attempted break-and-enter and breach of recognizance.

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