10 arrested after drug trafficking and firearms bust

Prince Albert police found drugs, firearms and a large amount of Canadian currency during a search warrant of Friday. (Prince Albert Police Service/Submitted)

Prince Albert police arrested 10 suspects on drugs and firearms-related charges after searching a residence on Friday evening.

At 8:44 p.m., the Integrated Street Enforcement Team (ISET) and Tactical Unit conducted a search warrant on the 200 block of 24th Street East.

ISET consists of members of both the Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) and RCMP.

Officers found more than 320 grams of crack cocaine, 60 grams of methamphetamine, a revolver, a handgun and a large amount of Canadian currency.

A news release said several men tried to escape the house, but were caught by officers and the K9 Unit.

Seven suspects are charged with possession of cocaine and methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained from proceeds of trafficking exceeding $5000 and 12 firearms-related charges.

Two others are facing four firearms-related charges and a breach of a youth sentence order to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.

The suspects—most of which are in their early 20s—are mainly from Edmonton with a couple from Calgary and Prince Albert.

All appeared in Prince Albert Provincial Court on Monday.