Over six kilograms of methamphetamine were seized last week as a result of an investigation by the Saskatoon Police Drug Unit.
Following a two-month investigation during which there were several observations of activity consistent with drug trafficking, the SPS Drug Unit executed search warrants on September 2, 2021, with the assistance of TSU, at a home in the 300 block of Birch Crescent, and two apartments on 5th Avenue North (one in the 700 block and the other in the 200 block).
As a result of the three search warrants, the following was seized:
6158.3 grams of methamphetamine packaged into kilograms (over six kilograms)
339.8 grams powdered cocaine
5.2 grams of psilocybin
0.3 grams of fentanyl
Over $67,000 in cash
Other items consistent with drug trafficking including cell phones, scales, and packaging materials
A 42-year-old man was arrested in the 300 block of Confederation Drive. He is charged with:
Trafficking Cocaine and Methamphetamine
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine and Methamphetamine
Possession of Psilocybin and Fentanyl
Possession of Dangerous Weapon (x2)
Carrying Concealed Weapon
Possession of Proceeds of Crime over $5000
Possession of Ammunition Contrary to Order.
(Court Info #: 991171850)
A 27-year-old woman was arrested in the 3300 block of Millar Avenue. She is charged with: Trafficking Cocaine and Methamphetamine, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine and Methamphetamine, and Possession of Proceeds of Crime over $5000. (Court Info # 991171849).
In addition to the above investigation, between August 26th and September 2nd, teams in the Investigative Support Division were involved in three separate investigations that netted a total of:
89.6 grams of cocaine
7.79 grams of fentanyl
4.1 grams of crack cocaine
A prohibited .22 caliber Smith & Wesson SemiAutomatic Rifle
A Winchester 12 gauge pump action shotgun
Two Airsoft handguns
Last week’s successful results are directly proportional to the dedication and efforts of investigative teams who are focused on suppression strategies aimed at reducing harm in our community. These teams include the Drug Unit, the Guns & Gangs Unit, and the Saskatoon Crime Reduction Team.
“The message must be clear, organizations responsible for the importation, manufacture and distribution of illicit drugs in Saskatoon are responsible for an overwhelming proportion of harm within our community. The drug trade is intrinsically linked to guns, violence and victimization,” says Criminal Investigations Superintendent Patrick Nogier. “The Saskatoon Police Service will continue to focus on organizations benefiting from illegal activities as they pertain to the drug trade in Saskatoon.”