Police have arrested five people, including a suspected member of the Mad Cowz gang, after the seizure of a significant amount of drugs and cash late last month.

ALERT Lethbridge arrested Corey Amyotte on February 28 after an investigation led them to believe the 33-year-old Manitoba man was trafficking drugs in Lethbridge and on the Blood First Nation Reserve.

Amyotte, purported to be a member of the Mad Cowz gang, was arrested along with four of his associates:

  • Harmeet Singh Bhachu, a 24-year-old man from Calgary
  • Brittany Bird, a 25-year-old woman from Lethbridge
  • Tara Lynn Gearo, a 35-year-old woman from Calgary
  • Coral Olivos, a 26-year-old woman from Calgary

The arrests were made at a hotel room in downtown Lethbridge and two vehicles were searched during the course of the arrest.

Police seized the following during the search:

  • 51 fentanyl pills
  • half a gram of suspected carfentanil
  • 24 grams of crack cocaine
  • 23 grams of methamphetamine
  • 48 codeine pills
  • three oxycodone pills
  • 18 grams of a suspected buffing agent
  • $1,875 cash proceeds of crime

Amyotte has been charged with:

  • two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • possession of proceeds of crime
  • two counts of breach of recognizance

His associates face a variety of drug-related offences.

Anyone who suspects drug or gang activity in their community can call their local police detachment or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.