Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – The Saskatoon Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit has concluded a drug trafficking investigation that involved firearms.
Investigators became aware of a suspect believed to be trafficking illicit drugs who was also in possession of various guns. Officers conducted surveillance in Saskatoon and Martensville, observing the suspect driving a white, 2017 GMC Sierra Denali making frequent, quick stops, consistent with drug trafficking activity.
On May 12, 2023, at approximately 9:00 p.m., a search warrant was executed at a residence in the 100 block of Chaparral Boulevard in Martensville. The suspect attempted to flee, but was apprehended a short distance away with the help of the Canine Unit. Prior to being taken to SPS Detention, he was transported to hospital for treatment of his minor injuries caused by canine contact. On his person, officers located and seized a large amount of methamphetamine and cash. Around that time, a related female suspect was arrested in the 2100 block of Faithfull Avenue in Saskatoon and found in possession of cocaine.
At the residence, Police found:
Three shotguns (1 of them sawed-off)
Rifle and shotgun ammunition
463 grams of methamphetamine
12.46 grams of cocaine
8.62 grams of psilocybin mushrooms
99 Xanax pills
68 hydromorphone pills
Machete, folding knife and expandable baton
2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali
2007 Lexus IS350
A 37-year-old Saskatoon man is facing 10 drug trafficking and possession-related charges. He is also charged with 17 firearms-related offences and Possession of the Proceeds of Crime.
A 33-year-old Martensville woman is facing 10 drug trafficking and possession-related charges and one charge of Possession of the Proceeds of Crime.
(Court Info Numbers: 991231725, 991231722)
(Occurrence Number: 23-51756)
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