2 Edmonton men face charges after Lethbridge incident leads to discovery of loaded gun, cocaine and cash
Two Edmonton men face multiple charges after an incident in Lethbridge on April 15, 2021
LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. -- Two Edmonton men face charges after Lethbridge police seized a loaded handgun after responding to a disturbance call at a Lethbridge residence.
The incident took place April 15 on the 200 block of 20 Street North in Lethbridge, and when police arrived, they discovered that two men had already left the residence. A foot chase took place, and police were able to arrest the suspects, despite a brief struggle where one suspect tried to take away the officer's pepper spray.
Police discovered a loaded .357 Magnum nearby, as well as 5.5 grams of cocaine and $735 in cash.
George Ishiekwene 25, faces the following charges:
* Possession of a firearm obtained by criminal activity;
* Resisting arrest;
* Possession for the purpose of trafficking and;
* Possession of the proceeds of crime
Ishiekwene was released. He is set to appear in court May 14, 2021.
Braudy Solano, 23, faces the following charges:
* Two counts of assaulting an officer;
* One count of attempt to disarm a police officer;
* Mischief and;
* Uttering threats
Solano was released to appear in court June 9, 2021.