City police arrest man for drug trafficking

The Weyburn Police Service’s Criminal Investigation Unit (CID), along with Weyburn patrol members, executed an early morning drug search warrant on a residence in the city on Sunday. A lone adult male was taken into custody without incident. He was remanded in custody until August 7, and is facing charges of trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime (money).

A vehicle being operated by the accused was also seized. The Estevan Police Service CID assisted earlier in the project. This individual is most certainly tied to the same criminal organization from Alberta that has been operating in Weyburn on a Dial-a-Dope operation selling cocaine and for which a recent search and arrest netted considerable cash and cocaine. There was a large amount of cash and approximately $1,000 in cocaine seized in the most recent search.

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Weyburn police assisted the Weyburn RCMP at a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 39 and the Nickle Lake turnoff on Saturday.

City police responded to a report of a break-and-enter at a residence on Saturday. The matter is still under investigation.

Weyburn police are investigating a report of mischief to a vehicle where what appears to be sugar was poured into the gas tank on July 30. The vehicle was parked in the 1800 block of Coteau Avenue.

City police received a report of a disoriented person wandering the streets on July 31. The person was located and assisted to his residence. It was determined from family that the person was suffering from dementia.

For any families facing a similar situation with someone suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s, there is a program being offered through the Alzheimer’s Society and Medic Alert where they can be registered. This database is available to all emergency responders. Please contact Medic Alert, The Alzheimer’s Society or the Weyburn Police Service for more information.

Weyburn police received a report of a vehicle parked in the 100 Block of 9th Street being damaged on Wednesday.

City police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Third Street at Highway 39 on Wednesday. The investigation resulted in a female driver being charged with failing to yield to approaching vehicle.

Weyburn police received information regarding an individual on court-ordered conditions who was violating his conditions by being in a bar on Thursday. The person was located and arrested without incident. He is now facing charges of breach of undertaking.

Police are investigating a report that a slurpee was thrown from a passing vehicle at another vehicle on Monday.

Anyone having information about any of the outstanding above matters is asked to contact the Weyburn PS, or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The month of August is National Drug Drop off month.  During the month of August the Weyburn Police Service will receive any unused or unwanted prescription medication for destruction. Recent local studies have shown that there is a significant issue with youth gaining access to and using/selling prescription medication (narcotics). A program such as this will allow people to bring in prescription drugs they no longer want or need. Medication can also be returned to a local pharmacy. This applies only to prescription medication and not to otherwise illegal or illicit drugs.

With the heat warnings in place, city police remind people to not only keep themselves safe by wearing appropriate clothing and hats and staying hydrated, but to also think twice before taking a pet in a vehicle unless you will be in constant control of the vehicle and air conditioning. For those leaving pets at home make sure they have plenty of shade and water if left outside.