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2 men charged after Lethbridge police seize drugs, stolen property, brass knuckles

The Lethbridge Police Service station. File/Global News

Two men have been charged after an investigation that started with a stolen vehicle in southern Alberta.

On Jan. 24, members of the Lethbridge Police Service crime suppression team (CST) located a truck that was reported stolen earlier from Picture Butte, Alta. Police say the truck was used in a crime in Taber.

The 2018 Dodge Ram was parked in front of a business in the 100 block of 13 Street N. in Lethbridge.

When police searched the truck they found more than $2,300 worth of property that police allege was stolen from a Taber business. More than 23 grams of methamphetamine, an undisclosed amount of crack cocaine and 32 grams of buffing agent, as well we brass knuckles, were also seized by police.

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Police arrested two men arrested without incident.

Daniel Raymond Fraser, 36, of Lethbridge, is charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, theft under $5,000, two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a prohibited weapon, and possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public.

Daylan Strembesky, 38, of Lethbridge, is charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, theft under $5,000 and possession of a controlled substance.

Both men were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 25.

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