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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Four arrested in ALERT Lethbridge bust

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Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) arrested four people in relation to a drug trafficking investigation, with drugs and guns being seized from a South Lethbridge home.

On January 23 ALERT Lethbridge, an integrated team consisting of Lethbridge Regional Police Services and RCMP members, executed a search warrant at a home in the 700-block of 13 Street South.


A search of the residence yielded roughly $15,000 worth of drugs and further evidence to suggest drug trafficking, including:
  • 115 grams of cocaine;
  • 400 grams of marihuana;
  • 1 glass container of hash oil;
  • Drug paraphernalia, including scales and score sheets;
  • $4,245 in cash proceeds of crime.

ALERT Lethbridge also recovered two guns and body armour vests. One of the firearms was 12-gauge shotgun, and the other was a semi-automatic Ruger .22 caliber rifle equipped with a silencer and stock modifications to allows for a higher capacity magazine.

Four people are facing a total of 19 charges:
  • Shane Poole, 25, possession for the purpose of trafficking (x 2), possession of a controlled substance, possession of proceeds of crime, and breach of recognizance (x 2).
  • Forrest Visser, 20, possession for the purpose of trafficking (x 2), possession of a controlled substance, possession of proceeds of crime, and breach of recognizance.
  • Brady Galts, 25, possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance (x 2), possession of property obtained by crime (x 2), possession of body armour.
  • Alicia Poole, 21, possession of a controlled substance (2).

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime. Members of Alberta Sheriffs, Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Regional Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.

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