CALGARY -- Two people are facing child endangerment charges following a surveillance operation into the drug trade led by the Lethbridge Police Crime Suppression Team.

Earlier this month, officers observed activity consistent with drug trafficking at a home in the 1400 block of 12 avenue. 

Police obtained a search warrant and, on Jan. 20, a resident from that home was arrested during a traffic stop.

A number of items were seized during a search of the home and vehicle, including:

  • $7,660 in cash
  • about $6,500 in drugs
  • 33.9 grams of methamphetamine
  • 22.4 grams of cocaine
  • one gram of dimethyltryptamine
  • 398.2 grams of buffing agent (used to dilute illegal drugs)
  • drug trafficking paraphernalia
  • a stolen doctor’s prescription pad
  • a Taser flashlight
  • and two pellet guns.

There was a three-year-old child inside the home who was picked up by a family member. Child and Family Services have been notified.

Police say the names of the two people charged will not be released to protect the identity of the child.

A 28-year-old Lethbridge woman has been charged with willfully causing a child to be drug endangered under the Drug Endangerment Children Act and has been released from custody to appear in court on Feb.16.

A 31-year-old Lethbridge man is facing numerous charges including:

  • willfully causing a child to be drug endangered
  •  two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • single counts of possession of a controlled substance
  •  possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000
  •  possession of a prohibited weapon
  • possession of a weapon obtained by the commission of an offence
  •  possession of stolen property under $5,000
  • and violations under the Traffic Safety Act. 

He has also been released from custody to appear in court on Feb. 16.