Prince Albert RCMP Crime Reduction Team arrest 4 individuals following execution of CDSA search warrant: Drugs

Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, Saskatchewan – On September 9, 2020, the Prince Albert Crime Reduction Team (PA CRT) obtained a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), for a residence on the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation. At approximately 6 a.m., the PA CRT, Saskatchewan RCMP’s Emergency Response Team and the Ahtahkakoop RCMP Detachment executed the warrant. Six individuals were taken into police custody without incident.

A subsequent search of the residence resulted in the discovery and seizure of drugs, weapons and miscellaneous items, some of which includes, pre-packaged meth, crack cocaine, knives, machetes, airsoft pistols, a conducted energy weapon, and ammunition.

As a result of this investigation, four adults from the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation have been arrested and charged.

53-year-old Russell George Bird, has been charged with the following offences:

Possession for the purpose of Trafficking Methamphetamine

Possession for the purpose of Trafficking Cocaine

Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

Breach Probation

Russell Bird was remanded and he is scheduled to appear in court in Prince Albert on September 10, 2020.

53-year-old Jo-Dee Margaret Ratt, has been charged with the following offences:

Possession for the purpose of Trafficking Methamphetamine

Possession for the purpose of Trafficking Cocaine

Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

Three counts of Breach Undertaking (Judge)

Jo-Dee Margaret Ratt was remanded and she is scheduled to appear in court in Prince Albert on September 10, 2020.

21-year-old Dakota Bird has been charged with the following offences:

Possession of a Prohibited Weapon

Dakota Bird was released on an Undertaking and she is scheduled to appear in court in Prince Albert on November 9, 2020.

55-year-old Marlene Ratt has been charged with the following offences:

Possession for the purpose of Trafficking Methamphetamine

Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

Marlene Ratt was released on an Undertaking and she is scheduled to appear in court in Prince Albert on November 9, 2020.

Two adults who were initially taken into custody at the scene were released without charges.

The mandate of the Saskatchewan RCMP Crime Reduction Team is to assist RCMP detachments across the province in capturing prolific offenders, repeat offenders, members of organized crime groups, as well as addressing any specific public safety issue a Saskatchewan RCMP detachment area may be experiencing.

The investigation is ongoing.

Prince Albert RCMP



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