11 charged in northern Sask. drug busts
Following a series of raids in four northeast Saskatchewan communities, police have charged 11 people with offences related to trafficking marijuana and cocaine.
Searches were conducted on July 31 in Pelican Narrows, Sandy Bay and Deschambault Lake, followed by a search Aug. 4 in Creighton near the Manitoba border.
Undisclosed quantities of marijuana and cocaine were seized under the joint operation involving the RCMP and Prince Albert city police.
Two guns were also seized.
Charged are five people, ages 19, 31, 32, 33, and 40 from Deschambault Lake, two, ages 19 and 24, from Creighton, two, ages 42 and 22, from Flin Flon, Man., one, 34, from Pelican Narrows, one, 52, from Sandy Bay.
Charges include possession of marijuana and cocaine, trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime, bootlegging, and unsafe storage of a firearm.
All the people charged have been released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court in their respective communities next month.