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Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit and Coaldale RCMP make arrest which resulted in trafficking charges

Posted on September 8, 2020 by Sunny South News

On Sept. 2, members of the Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit and Coaldale RCMP arrested a local resident for possession of a stolen licence plate.

Search incidental to arrest found the male to be in possession of what is believed to be several controlled substances. A significant amount of fentanyl (29 grams) was seized, as well as cocaine, LSD and mushrooms.

Paul McCarthy (40) of Coaldale has been charged with:

• possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking

• unlawfully possess cocaine

• unlawfully possess LSD

• unlawfully possess psilocybin (mushrooms)

• possession of a stolen licence plate

Following a judicial hearing McCarthy did not speak to bail and was scheduled to appear in Lethbridge provincial court Friday, Sept. 4.

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