Lethbridge Police arrest Calgary man, seize $50,000 in drugs

LETHBRIDGE – Lethbridge Police charged a Calgary man and seized $50,000 worth of drugs after officers stopped a man and woman following reports they were attempting to break into homes on the north side.

Alexander Timothy Kulach, 23, of Calgary, was charged with 12 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, seven counts of possession of stolen property, trafficking in property or proceeds of crime, carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, forcible entry, obstructing a peace officer, resisting a peace officer and 27 counts of breach of a release order.

On Jan. 11, 2019, just before 1 a.m. police responded to a report that a male and female had tried to break into two homes along the 600 block of 12 B Street North.

Police attended and located a man and woman matching the description a short distance away as they tried the doors of St. Peters Church. Both were placed under investigative detention. The woman was cooperative with police but the man provided a false name and was arrested for obstruction.

During a search incidental to the arrest, police seized drug paraphernalia and a large quantity of drugs including suspected fentanyl, carfentanil, methamphetamine, heroin and a variety of pills, police say had a street value of about $50,000.

In addition, police seized multiple knives, a baton, bear spray and a variety of stolen property.

Kulach was remanded in custody to appear in court on Jan. 16.

The woman was released without charges.

-Lethbridge Police photo

-reporter@albertrapressleader.ca

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