Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Separate Drug Busts Yield Big Fentanyl Haul for Southern Alberta Police

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Separate Drug Busts Yield Big Fentanyl Haul for Southern Alberta Police

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Separate busts yield big dope haul for police

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LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Hundreds of fentanyl pills have been seized and five people, including an alleged gang member, are facing charges after separate drug busts in southern Alberta.

The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team says 777 pills were found over the last two weeks as part of an effort to limit the supply of fentanyl hitting streets in Lethbridge.

"It's quite possible that any one of these pills are a deadly pill," Staff Sgt. Rod Klassen said Wednesday. "We've possibly saved some lives in that case and the more we can do this, the better off our communities will be."

Klassen said each pill could have sold for $40 in Lethbridge and about $60 on the nearby Blood reserve.

Investigators say that team members seized 193 pills, cocaine and a loaded handgun from two homes and two vehicles in Lethbridge on Oct. …

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