Manitoba Man Arrested; Accused of Dealing Fentanyl in Lethbridge & Blood Reserve

A 33 year old man from Manitoba, three people from Calgary and one from Lethbridge have been arrested for allegedly trafficking fentanyl in Lethbridge and on the Blood Reserve.

An alleged member of the Mad Cowz gang has been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking in Lethbridge and the Blood First Reserve. ALERT Lethbridge’s organized crime and gang team arrested Corey Amyotte on Wednesday (Feb. 28), along with four other suspects. The 33 year old man from Manitoba is an alleged member of the Mad Cowz gang and information provided by Blood Tribe Police suggested he was involved in drug trafficking in the region. ALERT Lethbridge Staff Sgt. Jason Walper says timely intelligence sharing between agencies was a key factor in making a quick arrest. Given the recent concerns related to fentanyl overdoes in both communities, police are not willing to take any chances and will aggressively pursue drug dealers. Lethbridge Police Service helped execute the search warrants and make the arrests at a downtown hotel suite. Two vehicles were also searched, and one was seized as offence related property. Roughly $10,000 worth of drugs and cash was seized, including:

* fentanyl pills;
* Half a gram of suspected carfentanil;
* 24 grams of crack cocaine;
* 23 grams of methamphetamine;
* 48 codeine pills;
* 3 oxycodone pills;
* 18 grams of a suspected buffing agent; and
* $1,875 cash proceeds of crime.

Amyotte has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking (x 2), possession of proceeds of crime, and breach of recognizance (x 2). Amyotte’s breach charges stem from a previous ALERT investigation in October 2016.

Four associates of Amyotte’s were arrested in the latest bust. They each face drug-related offences:
* 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; and
* Coral Olivos, a 26 year old woman from Calgary

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