SIDEST Investigation Into Drug Trafficking, 3000 Block 7th Street East in Saskatoon

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Seven people are facing drug trafficking-related charges following an investigation by the Saskatoon Integrated Drug Enforcement Street Team (SIDEST).

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On November 10, 2016, members of SIDEST observed activity to be consistent with drug trafficking at an apartment in the 3000 block of 7th Street East. They stopped a vehicle with an 18-year-old female and a 27-year-old male as they left the residence. A third man, 25-years-old, was arrested in a separate vehicle stop after leaving the residence. Officers located fentanyl pills, marihuana, cash and cell phones as a result of the vehicle stops. A search warrant was later executed on the apartment. When Officers entered, they located three males in the process of committing a robbery on the lone 22-year-old female for drugs and money. Two of the men were in possession of firearms.

In total, Officers seized over $1400 in cash, 27.9 grams of cocaine, 0.6 grams of cannabis resin, 2.1 grams of cannabis marihuana, 36.2 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 49 fentanyl pills, two firearms, cell phones, scales and drug packaging.

A 27-year-old man is charged with;

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Fentanyl
  • Possession of Marihuana
  • Possession of Proceeds of Crime under $5000
  • (Court Info #’s 30372785, 45444298, 45444299)

An 18-year-old woman is charged with;

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Fentanyl
  • Possession of Marihuana
  • Careless Storage of Ammunition
  • (Court Info #’s 30372785, 45444297, 45444298)

The 25-year-old man arrested in the second vehicle stop is charged with;

  • Trafficking Cocaine, Methamphetamine and Fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine, Methamphetamine and Fentanyl
  • Breach of Recognizance (x2)
  • Breach of Probation (x2)
  • (Court Info #’s 45444296, 45444301)

The 22-year-old woman arrested in the apartment is charged with;

  • Trafficking Cocaine, Methamphetamine and Fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine, Methamphetamine and Fentanyl
  • Possession of Proceeds of Crime under $5000
  • Breach of Probation (x2)
  • Breach of Conditions (x2)
  • (Court Info #’s 45444295, 45444300, 45444301)

A 25-year-old man is charged with;

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Fentanyl
  • Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5000
  • Robbery
  • Use of Firearm in Commission of an Offence (x2)
  • Careless Use of a Firearm
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Possession of Restricted Firearm While Prohibited
  • Breach of Undertaking
  • (Court Info #’s 39125506, 45444302, 45444304, 33835059)

Another 25-year-old man is charged with;

  • Robbery
  • Use of Firearm in Commission of an Offence
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Careless Transport of a Firearm
  • Possession of Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of Restricted Firearm While Prohibited
  • (Court Info # 45444305)
  • A seventh person, a 26-year-old man, faces one charge of Robbery (Court Info # 45444303).

SIDEST is an integrated unit comprised of members of the Saskatoon Police Service and RCMP ‘F’ Division.

Saskatoon Police Service


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