Charges laid in assault and drug investigations

Police seized weapons and drugs from a seventh street residence on Feb. 4, 2021. Photo courtesy Prince Albert Police Service.

A pair of men are charged in connection with a drug investigation completed by the police service’s Street Enforcement Team (SET) last week.

Officers searches a residence in the 600 Block of 7 Street East on Feb. 4, assisted by patrol officers and the Integrated Crime Reduction Team (ICRT).

Police found just over 45 grams of crack cocaine, more than 120 grams of meth and about eight grams of psilocybin. Officers also seized more than $7,000 in cash, a loaded shotgun and ammunition, brass knuckles, a taser and bear spray.

Cameron Alexander Morin, 26, is charged with several drug and weapons-related charges, along with braking probation and court-ordered release conditions.

Kyle Crain, 29, has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

The police service thanked Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) for their assistance in the investigation.

Police regularly patrolling bus transfer station

(Herald file photo)

The police also responded to a report of a disturbance at the downtown bus transfer point in the unit block of 14 Street East just after 1 p.m. Tuesday. Three patrol cars responded within minutes of reports of multiple people fighting.

One woman was taken into custody for public intoxication.

In a release, police said they continue to patrol the area on a regular basis and have already completed 56 proactive patrols at the location this year, on various dates and at a variety of times.

The service also said its community policing unit is working with the city to review opportunities for environment or landscaping updates at the transfer station.

“The Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) program uses urban and architectural design to minimize opportunities for crime,” the police said.

“Police are reviewing surveillance video from the scene and continue to actively investigate Tuesday’s incident. No charges have been laid.”

Maidstone RCMP stop speeder, lay trafficking charges

Photo courtesy RCMP

An RCMP Traffic Services unit found a large amount of methamphetamine Tuesday night.

At about 7:30 p.m., a vehicle travelling east on Highway 16 near Maidstone was stopped for speeding and swerving over the shoulder line.

The lone, male driver was spoken to by police. During that conversation, police say, a substance that appeared to be cocaine was located in plain view.

The driver was arrested and the vehicle searched.

That search found about 2 kg of suspected meth, 104 grams of suspected cocaine, illicit cannabis and Canadian currency.

The police said the amount of meth seized could result in about 20,000 doses for an average user.

Sean Ingram, 44, of Edmonton has been charged with drug trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime. He is due in court in Lloydminster on April 27.

Maidstone is located about 50 km east of Lloydminster along Highway 16.