Saskatoon man charged with dealing heroin, child luring to be held until bail hearing

A 24-year-old Saskatoon man charged with child luring and dealing heroin is staying in jail until at least Friday.

24-year-old turned himself in to police

Alexander Tokaryk turned himself in earlier this week. (Saskatoon Police Service)

A 24-year-old Saskatoon man charged with dealing heroin and using social media to lure children is staying in jail until his bail hearing Friday.

Alexander Tokaryk appeared in Saskatoon provincial court on Wednesday and was formally charged with:

  • Two counts of luring a child.
  • Trafficking in heroin, methamphetamine and cannabis.
  • Unlawful distribution of cannabis.

Police had issued a warrant for Tokaryk's arrest earlier this week. He turned himself in.

Police allege that between April and November this year, Tokaryk used a social media app to contact young women under the age of 17 and then arrange for sexual favours in exchange for drugs and money.

Tokaryk made no comment during his first appearance, save for requesting that he meet with an Aboriginal court worker.