RCMP make 3 arrests, locate child as part of drug investigation

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Officers from the La Ronge RCMP Crime Reduction Team (CRT) have arrested two adults and a 16-year-old boy as part of a drug trafficking investigation in Sucker River.

Officer searched a residence in the community on Tuesday, Nov. 21 and located a handgun, ammunition, roughly 172 grams of crack cocaine, a sum of cash, and other drug paraphernalia.

Officers also located a child at the residence and brought them to a safe location.

A 33-year-old woman and 37-year-old man, both from Sucker River, face three charges, including possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and failing to provide the necessities of life.

The 16-year-old faces eight charges including possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and filing to comply with undertaking conditions. Police say the teenager is from Richmond Hill, Ont.

Police cannot identify the youth teenager due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act. They also declined to release the name of the two adults charged to protect the identity of the child found at the residence.