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SCAN Unit shuts down known drug house & bike chop shop

September 9, 2020

Wednesday afternoon, the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit of the Alberta Sheriffs worked with Lethbridge Police Service (LPS) to issue a Community Safety Order (CSO) to shut down a problem drug house and bike chop shop located at 341 20 Street North.

LPS Constable Ryan Darroch says the seizure has lead to a long list of charges relating to stolen bikes, tools, methamphetamine and fentanyl.  Approximately $15,000 worth of stolen property was recovered.  He called the property “an oasis of crime”

Inspector Mike Letourneau with the Alberta Sheriffs says the CSO allows them to board up the property, change locks, erect a fence and evict all the tenants.  The property will be closed for the next 90 days, but the CSO will stay in place for another nine months.

Between January 2019 and July 2020, LPS responded to 47 calls at this property.