Lethbridge Police arrest B.C. man on drug trafficking charges

 Lethbridge Police arrest B.C. man on drug trafficking charges

Lethbridge Police have arrested a Surrey B.C. man on drug trafficking charges earlier today.

Police executed a search warrant on a home on Westside Drive. More than 90 grams of cocaine were seized with a value of around $9,000. Police also confiscated around $7,400 in cash.

Thirty-one-year-old Michael Abate faces various drug trafficking and possession charges. He remains in jail while awaiting bail.

Jeannette Rocher

Jeannette Rocher

After an internship with the CBC, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, the disappearance of two little girls, murder cases and other huge court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV.

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