Lethbridge police began their investigation after “observing activities consistent with drug trafficking,” the LPS said in a news release Thursday morning.
A vehicle and a residence in the 1900 block of 12 Avenue South were searched and officers seized 553.2 grams of fentanyl, which police said is worth more than $337,000. This tops the LPS’ previous largest single seizure of fentanyl on June 7 of 478 grams.
Police also seized 3,597.5 grams of methamphetamine — one of the largest seizures of that drug locally — 192.5 grams of cocaine, as well as $14,085 in cash.
Officers conducted a search warrant and a man was arrested without incident from a home in the 300 block of Mayor Magrath Drive North.
Danny Truong, 22, is charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance and one count of possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000.
Police said Truong remains in custody while awaiting a judicial interim release hearing.