Saskatchewan

Mounties seize thousands of pills

Two Meadow Lake, Sask. residents have been charged after thousands of allegedly stolen prescription pills were seized by the RCMP in the northwestern Saskatchewan city.

comments on

Two Meadow Lake residents have been charged after thousands of allegedly stolen prescription pills were seized by the RCMP in the northwestern Saskatchewan city.

According to the RCMP, a break-in occurred at Madill's Drug Store on Mar. 4 and "a very large amount" of controlled narcotics was stolen.

Almost 7,000 pills, along with several bottles of methadone were stolen, the RCMP said.

Police later raided a house in the city and made several arrests.

Earlier this week, they recovered two shopping bags full of prescription pills. 

In total, 3,882 pills were recovered, the RCMP said.

A man, 34, has been charged with break, enter and theft and drug possession and will be in court on April 11.

A woman, 38, has been charged with several trafficking-related offences and will be in court on April 4.

now