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Police seize nearly 300 grams of carfentanil powder in southern Alberta

Police seized almost 300 grams of the powerful synthetic opioid carfentanil along with fentanyl and cocaine following a three-month investigation led by ALERT’s Lethbridge-based organized crime and gang unit.

Search of a Coalhurst residence and vehicle followed 3-month investigation

Suspected carfentanil powder, fentanyl pills, cocaine and cash seized by police. (ALERT)

Police seized almost 300 grams of the powerful synthetic opioid carfentanil along with fentanyl and cocaine following a three-month investigation led by ALERT's Lethbridge-based organized crime and gang unit.

Officers found  pills and powder worth an estimated $118,000 when they searched a vehicle and a home in Coalhurst, Alta., on Aug. 8 with the assistance of Lethbridge police and RCMP, ALERT said in a release.

Investigators seized:

  • 290 grams of suspected carfentanil powder.
  • 67 fentanyl pills.
  • 68 grams of cocaine.
  • About $35,000 in cash.

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) is made up of the province's most sophisticated law enforcement resources. It focuses on serious and organized crime.

ALERT includes members of the Calgary Police Service, the Edmonton Police Service, the Lethbridge Police Service, the Medicine Hat Police Service and RCMP officers.

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