A 25 year old Saskatoon man is facing charges following an incident that resulted in Police deploying a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) last night.
At approximately 4:58 p.m. on June 18, 2021, members from the Saskatoon Police Service Guns and Gang Unit observed some activity consistent with drug trafficking in the 3300 blk of Fairlight Drive. Members went and dealt with the driver of a vehicle and located a loaded sawed off rifle along with methamphetamine and fentanyl. The 22 year old male was arrested without incident.
A second individual who was seen walking away from the vehicle after making a drug transaction began to run when he saw police. Officers pursued this male on foot and were able to locate him attempting to hid in a backyard in the 200 blk Fairmont Drive. As officers approached, they observed a can of bear mace which had fallen to the ground. The suspect then reached into his waistband when confronted by police and a CEW was deployed successfully. The male was taken into custody without further incident.
The 22 year old male is facing a total of 13 charges which include possession for the purpose of trafficking of methamphetamine and fentanyl, possession of a controlled substance, proceeds of crime, breach of release order, possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle, along with numerous other weapons related offences. He also had a warrant for arrest for robbery.
The 25 year old male is facing a total of seven charges which include possession for the purpose of trafficking of methamphetamine and fentanyl, possession of a controlled substance, possession of weapon dangerous, resist arrest, and breach of a release order.
Both will be seen by a Justice of the Peace on June 19, 2021.
The incident will be reviewed in accordance with SPS policy.