Lethbridge Police arrest couple on drug trafficking, weapons charges

Lethbridge Police have charged a man and woman following a short-term investigation into drug trafficking activity.

Nicholas Stephen Galbraith, 33, of Lethbridge, is charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, four counts of possession of a prohibited weapon contrary to an order, three counts of knowingly possessing a prohibited/restricted weapon, possession of stolen property under $5,000, possession of the proceeds of crime under $5,000 and driving a motor vehicle without supervision.

Hope Victoria Ann Pogue, 23, of Lethbridge, is charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited/restricted weapon, possession of stolen property under $5,000 and possession of the proceeds of crime under $5,000.

On March 24, 2020, members of the Crime Suppression Team, Priority Crimes Unit and Patrols executed search warrants at a home along the 2900 block of 12 Avenue South, a detached garage along the 1000 block of 12 B Street South, a detached garage along Temple Boulevard and a vehicle.

A man was arrested at the southside garage and a woman at the residence. The searches resulted in the seizure of more than 450 grams of methamphetamine worth just over $27,000, nearly $1,000 worth of cocaine, over $3,400 in cash, drug paraphernalia, two conducted energy weapons, three brass knuckles, bear spray, an airsoft gun that looks like an assault rifle, a stolen snowblower, electronics and several used prepaid Visa cards.

Galbraith and Pogue were released on undertakings and are scheduled to appear in court June 11.

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