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Police seize fentanyl in southern Alberta

Police seized fentanyl pills and powder worth an estimated $118,000 following an ALERT investigation in southern Alberta.
ALERT’s Lethbridge organized crime and gang team concluded the three-month investigation on Aug. 8 by conducting a vehicle stop with assistance from Lethbridge Police Service.
Police also executed a search warrant at a home in Coalhurst with the help of Lethbridge RCMP.
Between the vehicle and the home, investigators seized:
• 290 grams of suspected carfentanil powder.
• 67 fentanyl pills.
• 68 grams of cocaine.
• Nearly $35,000 in cash proceeds of crime.
Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid and fentanyl analog. It is about 100 times more toxic than fentanyl.
“This is a significant amount of drugs to take out of southern Alberta communities,” said Insp. Sean Boser of ALERT regional teams. “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 and possession of proceeds of crime.
Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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