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Police make record seizure of methamphetamine in Medicine Hat
Investigators found 1.02 kilograms of meth and 226 grams of cocaine in the trunk of a vehicle during a planned stop on Highway 3.
Published Monday, December 11, 2017 12:23PM MST
Two people are facing drug charges after police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Friday and found over a kilogram of methamphetamine in the trunk.
ALERT’s organized crime team stopped a vehicle on Highway 3, just inside the city limits, on December 8 and found 1.02 kilograms of meth and 226 grams of cocaine.
Police say the drugs have an estimated worth of $125,000 and that they were being brought into the city from Lethbridge.
A 47-year-old woman, who was driving the vehicle, was arrested at the scene and a 28-year-old man was picked up by police in Lethbridge.
“Meth is a horrible drug that has certainly impacted this community. Any effort we can undertake to get this drug off the street helps ensure Medicine Hat remains a safe, healthy and vibrant city,” said Staff Sgt. Cory Both, ALERT Medicine Hat.
Shonna Scriven, of Medicine Hat, is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking (x 2) and possession of proceeds of crime.
Michael Abate, of Lethbridge, is charged with drug trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime.
Both Scriven and Abate remain in custody and are expected to appear in court on the charges next week.
The seizure is believed to be the largest in the city’s history and so far this year, police have seized 3.25 kilograms of methamphetamine.
Police say anyone who suspects drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).