Lethbridge Man Receives Jail Time for Drug Trafficking, Firearms Offences

Tyson Shiels, 26, was arrested in January when police found a large amount of cocaine, a rifle and thousands of dollars in cash at his home.

A Lethbridge man will spend the next two years in jail after admitting to selling cocaine.
Tyson Shiels, 26, was arrested at the beginning of this year when the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) searched a home in north Lethbridge and discovered 138 grams of cocaine, an SKS rifle and more than $16,000 in cash.
Shiels pleaded guilty on Friday (Nov. 23) to possession for the purpose of trafficking and careless storage of a firearm. He was sentenced to two years in a federal prison for the drug charge and one month for the firearms offence. He's also prohibited from owning any weapons for the rest of his life.
Four other charges were withdrawn by the Crown.
The Defence noting that Shiels has overcome a drug addiction and is remorseful for his actions.

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