LETHBRIDGE: ALERT's combined forces have wrapped up a drug investigation with charges
against two city men and the seizure of more than $35,000 in drugs.
Last Thursday, Police stopped a vehicle in a parking lot along Mayor Magrath
Drive south. Two men were arrested and 21-grams of cocaine were seized. The
arrest was followed up with the search of a home in the 1800-block of 14th
Avenue south, where 256.4 grams of cocaine, 791.9 grams of marihuana, drug
trafficking paraphernalia, and $7,210 cash were found. a quantity of cocaine and
marihuana was found, along with drug trafficking paraphernalia and $7200 in cash.
Police estimate the street value of the marihuana seized at the home is
worth almost $8000 while the cocaine is worth more than $27,000.
24-year old Tony Van Quang Tran, has been charged with three counts of
possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and one
count of possession of the proceeds under $5,000.
36-year old Chad Parkins is charged with one count of possession of
the proceeds of crime.