Two men face charges after ALERT’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-Lethbridge) wrapped up an investigation into a dial-a-dope operation in the city.
With help from the Lethbridge Regional Police Service Community Policing Division, police arrested a man and a woman following a vehicle stop in the 1900 block of 23rd Avenue North on Jan. 16. CFSEU-Lethbridge executed a search warrant on the vehicle, which resulted in the seizure of 10 grams of crack cocaine.
CFSEU-Lethbridge then executed a second search warrant on a residence in the 3600 block of 23rd Avenue South, where they seized approximately 150 grams of crack cocaine, 48 grams of marijuana, and $15,610 in cash. The crack cocaine has an estimated street value of over $17,000.
As a result of this investigation, two 24-year-old Edmonton residents are charged. Kevin Pacheco and Dain Lewis are charged with two counts each of possession for the purpose of trafficking and one count of proceeds of crime. The woman was released without charges.
Residents are reminded to report suspicious activity to police, or to Crime Stoppers by phoning 1-800-222-8477.
FSEU-Lethbridge is an integrated team of Lethbridge Regional Police Service (LRPS) members and RCMP.