Two people in Lethbridge face drug charges in connection to a trafficking investigation.

It started in April when Lethbridge Police pulled over a vehicle.

Officers found 1.5 grams of a substance believed to be heroin.

Police along with ALERT-Lethbridge then searched one of the occupant’s homes and found 1.2 grams of a substance believed to be cocaine, drug paraphernalia a prohibited knife and a loaded .22 calibre Ruger assault-style rifle.

A 21-year-old man is now charged with three counts of trafficking cocaine, four counts of trafficking heroin, and one count each of unauthorized possession of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a restricted/prohibited weapon, and careless use/storage of a firearm. Other weapons and drug charges are pending upon further police investigation.

An 18-year-old man is charged with one count each of unauthorized possession of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a restricted/prohibited weapon, and careless use/storage of a firearm.

Lethbridge Police said this is the first time investigators found heroin allegedly dealt at the street level.