Alberta fugitive arrested at downtown Victoria hotel

Lethbridge man wanted on eight outstanding warrants found with drugs

An Alberta man wanted on eight outstanding warrants was arrested by Victoria police on Friday at a downtown hotel.

Police also seized approximately $5,000 worth of crack cocaine and $1,500 in cash found in the man’s hotel room in the Island Travel Inn at Douglas and Chatham streets.

The outstanding warrants included assault with a weapon, robbery, uttering threats, failure to appear, and two counts each of possession for the purpose of trafficking and breach of probation.

A 24-year-old Lethbridge man was taken into custody and will be returned to the Lethbridge Regional Police.

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