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Uncommon hallucinogen DMT believed to be have been found in Leask

Three people face drug charges after police seized methamphetamine and a substance believed to be the powerful hallucinogenic drug DMT in Leask, Sask.

3 people arrested, RCMP sending seized substance to Health Canada for confirmation

RCMP say members of the Prince Albert Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit found 28 pieces of a substance believed to be DMT in Leask, Sask., on Friday. (CBC)

Three people face drug charges after police seized methamphetamine and a substance believed to be the powerful hallucinogenic drug DMT in Leask, Sask.

RCMP say members of the Prince Albert Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit found 28 individually wrapped pieces of a substance suspected to be DMT while executing a search warrant on Friday.

The substance will be sent to a Health Canada laboratory for analysis. If it's confirmed to be DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine), it'll be the first time the drug has been seized in the Prince Albert, Sask., area, police said in a news release.

The hallucinogen is generally mixed with various other drugs, including methamphetamine, RCMP said.

Also seized in Leask were 22 grams of methamphetamine, some drug paraphernalia, a vehicle classified by police as "offence-related property," and some electronic devices.

A 33-year-old woman from Leask and a 25-year-old man from Prince Albert have been charged with possessing methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking. A 27-year-old man from Little Red River First Nation face drug and weapons-related charges.

Leask is 80 kilometres southwest of Prince Albert.

Corrections

  • Due to an RCMP error, an earlier version of this story stated that a 33-year-old woman from Leask and a 25-year-old man from Prince Albert had been charged with possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine. In fact, they have been charged with possessing methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking.
    Feb 13, 2017 3:40 PM CT