2 drug busts kept 777 fentanyl pills off Lethbridge streets, police say
3 suspected gang members arrested after traffic stop south of Calgary
Hundreds of fentanyl pills have been seized and five people, including an alleged gang member, are facing charges after separate drug busts in southern Alberta.
The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) says a total of 777 pills were found over the past two weeks as part of an effort to limit the supply of fentanyl hitting the streets of Lethbridge.
Investigators say that on Oct. 13, team members seized 193 pills, cocaine and a loaded handgun from two homes and two vehicles in the city.
A 29-year-old alleged Mad Cowz gang member, along with two associates, were arrested on 32 charges relating to drugs and firearms offences.
The following Thursday, officers seized 584 fentanyl pills during a vehicle stop in Aldersyde, about 40 kilometres south of Calgary, and arrested two suspects. They face six drug-related charges.
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