Police Board Up Drug House in North Lethbridge

A house along 15th Street North, which police say has seen ongoing drug activity over the last number of months, has been boarded up and fenced off for the next 90 days.

Alberta Sheriffs and the Lethbridge Police Service have teamed up to stop drug activity at a home on the city’s north side.

The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods or SCAN unit as it's known, obtained a court order closing the house AT 235, 15th Street North for 90 days.

Crews have boarded up the house, changed the locks and PUT up a fence around the property.

The SCAN investigation began last July in response to community complaints. Officers confirmed drug activity and partnered with Lethbridge Police to address the issues.

Alberta Justice Minister, Kathleen Ganley says the collaboration between SCAN and concerned Albertans who report suspicious properties is a valuable tool in keeping our communities secure.

The measures take by law enforcement are aimed at breaking a cycle of criminal activity at the property. Any occupants must leave the premises for the three month closure period.

After the 90 days expires, the property will be monitored for the next year.

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