SIDEST Investigation: Three Kelowna Residents Charged With Drug Trafficking

Three people from Kelowna, BC are facing drug trafficking charges following an investigation by members of the Saskatoon Integrated Drug Enforcement Street Team (SIDEST).

On March 5, 2018, Police began investigating three people suspected of trafficking drugs in Saskatoon. At 10:45 a.m., March 5, 2018, a traffic stop was conducted on one of the suspects traveling west-bound on Highway 16. A 71 year old man was arrested for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.

At approximately 5:00 p.m. that afternoon, a search warrant was executed in a hotel room in the 100 block of Circle Drive West. There, the remaining two suspects, a 40 year old woman and a 46 year old man were both arrested for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. Inside the room, investigators seized over 5,000 illicit pills including codeine and diazepam, methamphetamine, an unknown substance, cell phones, packaging commonly used in drug distribution, documentation of marihuana sales and over $13,000 in cash.

All three people are facing 13 charges relating to Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of the Proceeds of Crime.

SIDEST is an integrated unit comprised of members of the SPS and the RCMP "F" Division.

(Court Info Numbers: 991043462, 991043463)

(Occurrence Number: 18-20729)