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Joint forces operation targets southern Alberta carfentanil dealer

Joint forces operation targets southern Alberta carfentanil dealer

Two people have been arrested and nearly 500 suspected carfentanil pills were seized as the result of a joint forces investigation in southern Alberta.
The four-month investigation concluded on March 26 with officers from ALERT Lethbridge’s organized crime team, Blood Tribe Police, Lethbridge Police, and Taber Police working together to make two arrests and search two homes.
Two homes in Lethbridge were searched, where carfentanil and other drugs were seized. The drugs seized have an estimated street value of nearly $20,000, and included:

  • 468 suspected carfentanil pills.
  • 30 grams of cocaine.
  • 48 codeine pills.
  • 3.2 grams of methamphetamine.
  • $1,250 cash proceeds of crime.

ALERT alleges that the two people arrested were involved in trafficking carfentanil in southern Alberta, including supplying the Blood Tribe.
The investigation began in November when information was shared about the accused’s involvement in drug trafficking.
Corey Amyotte, 32, and Keisha Tallow, 26, were charged with a number of drug-related offences.
Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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