Four people charged with trafficking cocaine in Weyburn

The Weyburn Police Service Drug Unit, Patrol Unit and assisted by the Estevan Police Service Canine Unit executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a residence in the 700 block of Brimacombe Drive on April 10.

The warrant was executed without incident and five people were taken into custody. An undisclosed amount of drugs and cash was seized.

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The Weyburn Police Service has charged the following in this incident

A 17-year-old youth from Alberta has been charged with breach of court release conditions; possession of a drug for the purpose of trafficking; possession of proceeds of crime (cash), and trafficking in a controlled substance.

A 16-year-old youth from Alberta has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking; possession of proceeds of crime (cash); and trafficking in a controlled substance.

A 19-year-old Weyburn man has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking; possession of proceeds of crime (cash); and trafficking in a controlled substance.

A 26-year-old Weyburn man has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking; possession of proceeds of crime (cash); trafficking in a controlled substance; and breach of court release conditions.

The homeowner was also taken into custody as well but later released. Charges may be pending against the owner based on information received during the investigation.

As of this time all have been released from custody to appear back in Weyburn. All of the drug allegations involve cocaine. As a result of this investigation more charges may be pending.

Even during this time of enhanced caution about personal distancing and isolation, the Weyburn Police Service is committed to ensuring public safety through continued drug enforcement.

“On behalf of the Weyburn Police Service, I would like to extend my thanks to the Weyburn PS Drug Unit and other members for giving of their time during the long weekend to help keep our community safe,” said acting chief Rod Stafford. “Thank you too to the Estevan Police Service for assisting us with their canine unit.”

He noted that drugs are a significant drain, both in human costs and economic loss on a community. The Weyburn Police Service remains committed to continue to investigate and bring to justice those who choose to deal drugs in Weyburn.