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300 fentanyl pills seized from 2 Lethbridge homes amid Alberta opioid crisis

Fentanyl was among drugs seized from two Lethbridge residences on Dec. 14, 2016 police said Monday. ALERT

A search of two north Lethbridge homes has resulted in the seizure of 300 fentanyl pills and other drugs including ecstasy and methamphetamine, the Alberta Lethbridge Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) said Monday.

One of the accused was previously arrested in May 2016 after a search at his home.

The latest searches happened on Dec. 14 with help from Lethbridge police and RCMP.

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The following items were seized from homes on St. Francis Road North and Stafford Road North:

  • 298 fentanyl pills
  • 70 ecstasy pills
  • 1 gram of methamphetamine
  • 10 grams of marijuana
  • 27 grams of an unknown white powder
  • $5,150 cash proceeds of crime

Curtis Larko, 41 and Brandon Boriskewich, 32, face multiple drug-related offences.

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“ALERT began its investigation after receiving information concerning Larko’s suspected drug trafficking,” officials said in a Monday statement.

Larko was previously arrested May 19 for 12 drug and weapons-related charges.

ALERT is asking anyone who suspects drug or gang activity in their community to call local police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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