Police Use CEW, Make Drug Trafficking Arrests
Two Saskatoon women are facing drug trafficking-related charges following an investigation by the SPS Drug Unit.
At approximately 10:00 p.m., May 25, 2021, members of the Drug Unit, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Unit, executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Keevil Crescent. A 26-year-old woman refused to comply with Police commands and officers deployed a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW). After she was medically assessed on scene, the woman was taken into custody without further incident.
Inside the residence, Police located and seized 822g of soft cocaine, 340g of hard cocaine, nearly 500 Xanax pills, 27g of psilocybin, 4kg of “buff” (filler), more than $100,000 CAD, cell phones and other evidence consistent with drug trafficking.
A second search warrant was executed around the same time at a home in the 400 block of 3rd Avenue North. A 32-year-old woman was arrested without incident. A cell phone and more than $500 CAD was seized from the residence.
Both women are charged with Trafficking Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine/Xanax/Psilocybin for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of the Proceeds of Crime Over $5000.
The incident involving the CEW will be reviewed in accordance with policy.