Five people have been arrested and charged following an investigation by the Saskatoon Integrated Drug Enforcement Street Team (SIDEST).
In April, SIDEST began an investigation into the trafficking of Fentanyl. On May 31, 2018, members of SIDEST observed activity consistent with drug trafficking in the 100 block of 3rd Avenue South and arrested two men, ages 30 and 33, during a vehicle stop.
As a result of the initial arrests, Police executed search warrants on an apartment in the 100 block 3rd Avenue South and a house in the 600 block of Gillies Way. Two men, ages 62 and 33, and a 60-year-old woman, were arrested from the home on Gillies Way.
As a result of the search warrants, Police seized over $400,000 in cash, 21kg of methamphetamine, approximately 4,400 Fentanyl pills, over 2,400 grams of powdered cocaine, and other significant amounts of crack cocaine, hash, marihuana and heroin. Police also seized a cocaine press and two vehicles.
(Members of the media will be invited to attend SPS HQ later this week to view items seized during the execution of the search warrants. Further details will be sent via a media release when a date and time have been confirmed.)
Five people are facing drug-related and possession of proceeds of crime charges.
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SIDEST is an integrated unit comprised of members of SPS and RCMP ‘F’ Division.