Police seize cocaine, meth and weapons – DiscoverWeyburn.com
Two large drug busts have taken place in the past week for Weyburn Police Service.
Police Chief Jamie Blunden said the first came after receiving a report of someone asleep at the wheel.
“On October 30, at approximately 3:30 a.m., one of our officers was dispatched to an area after receiving a call to our station that someone had passed out while driving a vehicle. Our members are went down to the 5th and 5th area and eventually located the vehicle in question and found someone passed out behind the wheel,” he shared.
“He was eventually arrested for impaired driving a conveyance. At that time, a search of his person as well as the car resulted in a pile of drug paraphernalia as well as drugs themselves. And based on what we seized from him, individually begged for amounts of cocaine, he was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, ultimately dealt with, and given a state of offense to appear in court later.
According to the police report, he was also charged with possession of a dangerous weapon.
He said the trafficking charge was based on evidence, money and other paraphernalia, as well as the drugs and how they were packaged.
On November 2, police intercepted a suspended vehicle, which led to another bust. This time, for meth.
“One of our members said he noticed an individual who knew he was suspended for driving, at which point he pulled him over and charged him with suspended driving,” Blunden explained. “He also had a couple of traffic warrants circulating for his arrest when they investigated a little further they found methamphetamine on him, again individually wrapped, and the evidence we were able to seize from the exhibits at conviction led to the charge of possession also for the purpose of trafficking.”
The police report indicates that the individual has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine under the CDSA and possession of a dangerous weapon.