Police in Lethbridge seized nearly $84,000 worth of meth, carfentanil and crack cocaine from a vehicle and hotel room.

Officers were called to the Superlodge Hotel in the 2200 block of 7th Avenue S. on Friday for an unrelated matter when one of them recognized a vehicle from a previous investigation.

The owner of the vehicle was determined to have outstanding warrants, and he was arrested in one of the rooms.

A subsequent search of the room turned up drugs, drug paraphernalia and cash.

A search warrant was also obtained for the vehicle.

Police seized a total of:

  • 680 grams (1.5 pounds) of methamphetamine (street value of $28,600)
  • 113 grams (.25 pounds) of carfentanil (street value of $51,000)
  • 40 grams of crack cocaine (street value of $4,000)
  • $14,300 in cash
  • Ballistic body armour
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Identity documents
  • Jewelry
  • Electronics

Michael Newman Davies, 35, is charged with:

  • Three counts of possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of the proceeds of crime
  • Possession of stolen property under $5,000
  • Possession of identity documents
  • Possession of body armour with a valid permit

He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.