Four Persons Facing Total of 34 Charges in Regina Drug Trafficking Investigation

Regina, Saskatchewan – Four people: three males and a female, have been charged following an investigation into drug trafficking in our city. Two of these individuals: a 50 year-old male and 43 year-old female face a total of 34 charges.

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On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, a Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant was executed on a residence in the 1000 block of 12th Avenue North. The warrant was executed by members of the Regina Integrated Drug Enforcement Street Team, with the assistance of plainclothes and patrol members. Upon entry into the residence, officers were immediately confronted by an aggressive dog which charged the officers; this in turn forced one officer to discharge a single shot from a firearm at the dog. The dog was not hit and fled to the basement. Located inside the home were three males and a female as well as four other dogs. Animal Control was called and all five dogs were secured and taken from the house. A search of the residence was completed and a significant quantity and variety of drugs, weapons and Canadian currency was seized. Officers also seized a large quantity of stolen property including clothing, electronics and vehicle accessories.

This investigation is ongoing with members of the Regina Police Service Property Crimes Unit. At this time, the following individuals are charged with the offences listed:

1) Fifty year-old Arron Albert RACETTE, DOB: 1966-01-09, of Regina (23 Charges)

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine, section 5(2) CDSA;
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Methamphetamine, section 5(2) CDSA;
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Heroin, section 5(2) CDSA;
Possession of Proceeds over $5000, section 355 CC;
3 X Careless Storage of a Firearm, section 86(1) CC;
5 X Possession of a Firearm knowing its Possession is Unauthorized, section 92(1) CC;
3 X Possession of a Firearm obtained by Crime, section 96(1) CC;
7 X Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Order, section 117.01(1) CC;
Possession of a Prohibited Weapon knowing its Possession is Unauthorized, section 92(2) CC.

2) Forty-three year-old Lori Lyn PANTELUK, DOB: 1973-06-03, of Regina (11 charges)

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine, section 5(2) CDSA;
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Methamphetamine, section 5(2) CDSA;
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Heroin, section 5(2) CDSA;
Possession of Proceeds over $5000, section 355 CC;
3 X Careless Storage of a Firearm, section 86(1) CC;
3 X Possession of a Firearm knowing its Possession is Unauthorized, section 92(1) CC;]
Possession of a Prohibited Weapon knowing its Possession is Unauthorized, section 92(2) CC.

3) Thirty-two year-old Cole Neal SYMONS, DOB: 1984-05-29, of Alberta (two charges – Outstanding Warrants at time of Arrest)

Fail to Comply with Recognizance, section 145(3) CC
Fail to Comply with Probation Officer, section 733.1(1) CC

4) Thirty-six year-old Joshua Alexander HAMILTON, DOB: 1979-12-02, of Regina (two charges)

Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, section 91(2) CC
Break, Enter and Commit Theft, section 348(1)(b) CC.

RACETTE, PANTELUK and HAMILTON are scheduled to make their first appearances in Provincial Court this afternoon (Thursday, October 6, 2016) at 2:00 p.m. SYMONS will be transferred to the custody of the RCMP to deal with his outstanding warrants.

Regina Police Service


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