The Provincial Clandestine Lab and the Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services Hazardous Materials Unit have completed their scene involvement in the 200 Block of Saskatchewan Crescent at approximately 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. Samples of the suspicious substance found in the apartment suite were obtained and will be sent away for analysis by the Saskatoon Police Service.
The secured area has been downgraded from a possible chemical hazard to a regular search for illicit drugs. The search will be conducted by members of the Saskatoon Integrated Drug Unit.
The three persons arrested earlier this morning appeared in Provincial Court this afternoon, and have been remanded in custody for a hearing on Friday, May 30th, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. in court room #1.
Investigation is ongoing by the Saskatoon Integrated Drug Unit and Saskatoon Police General Investigations Unit.
Saskatoon Police would like to the Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services Hazardous Materials Unit for their assistance in this investigation, as well as the members of the Provincial Clandestine Unit.