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Lacombe man arrested in drug bust

Four days after being released after alleged drug trafficking, a Lacombe man is back in police custody facing new drug-related charges.

On Monday, members of the Lacombe Police Service executed a search warrant at a motel in Lacombe and seized a significant quantity of drugs, cash and a weapon.

Seized at the scene was about $27,000 worth of cocaine and an undisclosed amount of marijuana, police said.

Police allege evidence at the scene suggested the drugs were being packaged for street level distribution.

The male suspect arrested in the room was released four days earlier and was at large on a judicial recognizance with conditions to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, as well as to not possess drugs.

Bradley McKinnon, 20, of Lacombe, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of the proceeds of a crime, possession of an offensive weapon and two counts of breaching a recognizance.

McKinnon was remanded into custody and will next appear in Red Deer provincial court today.

Lacombe Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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