Brass knuckles (a prohibited weapon) were also located and seized from a residence on 368 4th Street West.
"It was a good bust," said Staff Seargent Arthur Hopkins, "the amount of drugs and very little cash we seized means we got it before the supply was distributed." Hopkins also said the hydromorphone was something not seen by RCMP in Drumheller before.
Hydromorphone is a potent analgesic drug of the opiate class of narcotics, of which heroin also belongs. Used primarily in the treatment of moderate to severe pain, it is a schedule I drug in Canada.
Lloyd C. Smith, 43 has been charged with the possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, possession of hydromorphone for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of cocaine, and possession of proceeds of crime.
Police say Smith has an extensive criminal record, including other drug related convictions. Smith had six other outstanding warrants for unrelated matters.
He has been remanded into custody and will be appearing in court in Drumheller on Friday, January 28.