Five residents arrested in drug bust

Police seized over a kilogram of cocaine, along with about $5,000 in cash, some marijuana and a switchblade in an investigation that wrapped up on October 11, 2017. Photo courtesy Prince Albert police.

A two month drug trafficking investigation netted over a kilogram of cocaine and has led to the arrest of five Saskatchewanians, police announced Friday.

The Saskatchewan Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit Prince Albert wrapped up the investigation Wednesday, with the assistance from the Saskatoon unit and the Rosthern RCMP. Five people, including four from Prince Albert, have been arrested and face multiple charges.

Investigators seized 1,299 grams (1.299 kilograms) of cocaine, $4,730 in cash, 21 grams of marijuana and a switchblade.

Nathan Harvey Peeteetuce, 27, of Prince Albert is charged with:

  • Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
  • Possession of proceeds obtained by crime under $5,000.00 Section 354(1)(a) and 355(b) of the Criminal Code.
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon Section 88 of the Criminal Code.
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon while prohibited from doing so Section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code.

Benjamin Anthony Henry, 23 of Prince Albert is charged with:

  • Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
  • Possession of marihuana Section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
  • Possession of proceeds obtained by crime under $5,000.00 Section 354(1)(a) and 355(b) of the Criminal Code.
  • Impaired driving by drug and alcohol Section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

Dorie Kirk Lidguerre, 29 and Christopher Martin Napope, 62, both of Prince Albert, are each facing a charge of possession for the purposeing of trafficking, while Saskatoon resident Anderson Jamal Murrell, 27, is facing a charge of trafficking cocaine.

Peeteetuce and Henry appeared in court Friday morning. Lidguerre and Napope are due in P.A. court Monday and Murrell appeared in Saskatoon court yesterday.

The Saskatchewan Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (SCFSEU) is a province-wide integrated police task force formed to investigate existing and emerging organized crime groups. Units are located in Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert with a mandate to target, disrupt and dismantle criminal organizations.

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