May 19, 2017 12:35 pm

ALERT calls Lethbridge pill bust ‘one of the largest seizures of fentanyl we’ve had’

Fentanyl pills are shown in an undated police handout photo.

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Police say 400 fentanyl pills seized from a westside apartment in Lethbridge on Wednesday is one of the biggest busts of the drug the city has seen.

Officers from the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) executed a search warrant at the apartment after a tip from the public about suspected fentanyl trafficking. A vehicle was also searched.

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In addition to the fentanyl, police said cellphones and a small amount of cash were also found.

“This is one of the largest seizures of fentanyl we’ve had in Lethbridge,” Staff Sgt. Jason Walper said in a news release.

“Given the significant public safety risk this drug poses, it’s very satisfying to get this many pills off our streets.”

Two men are facing a handful of charges:

Luke Tams, 27, has been charged with possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime, resisting arrest and breach of recognizance.

Ryan Toner, a 33-year-old man, has been charged with possession of fentanyl.

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In addition, ALERT said two people were arrested after allegedly attempting to break into the apartment.

Mason Cranston, 34, has been charged with attempted break-and-enter and possession of break-in instruments.

Lindsay Ito, 40, has been charged with attempted break-and-enter and breach of recognizance.

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