City man sentenced for ‘Hat drug bust
A Lethbridge man has been sent to jail, nearly two years after being caught in what was at the time considered Medicine Hat’s largest one-time drug bust.
Michael Kebede Abate, who previously pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking 112 grams of cocaine, was sentenced Monday in Lethbridge provincial court to three months in jail.
Federal Crown prosecutor John Oman told court Abate was arrested in December 2017 during a drug investigation by Medicine Hat police. Oman said Medicine Hat police followed a woman to Lethbridge where she met Abate and drugs were exchanged. Abate was arrested shortly afterward, but the woman was not arrested until after she returned to Medicine Hat.