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HERMAN Dhami, 25, was arrested after fentanyl pills and powder worth an estimated $118,000 were seized following an Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) investigation in southern Alberta.
ALERT’s Lethbridge organized crime and gang team concluded the three-month investigation on August 8 by conducting a vehicle stop with assistance from Lethbridge Police Service, as well as executing a search warrant at a home in Coalhurst with the help of Lethbridge RCMP.
From the vehicle and the home, investigators seized:
- 290 grams of suspected carfentanil powder;
- 67 fentanyl pills;
- 68 grams of cocaine; and
- nearly $35,000 in cash proceeds of crime.
Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid and fentanyl analog. It is approximately 100 times more toxic than fentanyl, police noted.
“This is a significant amount of drugs to take out of southern Alberta communities,” said Inspector Sean Boser, ALERT regional teams. “Investigations like this one are key to meeting our goal of keeping communities safe.”
Dhami was arrested and charged with three counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of proceeds of crime.