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ALERT arrests five for trafficking drugs in Lethbridge and on the Blood Reserve
ALERT Lethbridge arrested Corey Amyotte and four other people during a drug investigation in late February. (Supplied)
Published Friday, March 2, 2018 1:53PM MST
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.