War On Drugs In Beauval Continues

Friday, April 04, 2008 at 15:45



The recent RCMP crackdown on illegal drug activity in northwest Saskatchewan has resulted in the arrest of six more people.


The Mounties say they arrested two residents of Ile-a-la-Crosse yesterday when four grams of cocaine was seized after a vehicle was stopped in the northern village.


A 26-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman, both of Ile-a-la-Crosse, are expected to be charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.


The Mounties say the search was executed as the result of an ongoing joint drug investigation involving the Ile-a-la-Crosse and Beauval RCMP detachments.


Later in the day, officers from both detachments conducted a search warrant on a residence in Beauval.


The RCMP say approximately four more grams of cocaine was recovered as a result.


Initially, there were nine people taken into custody, but five of them were released soon after without facing charges.


The four other individuals remain in custody while the investigation continues.


The suspects include three residents of Beauval — a 20-year-old man, a 22-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man — and a 24-year-old man from Ile-a-la-Crosse


The RCMP say drug-related charges are pending on three of them, while the fourth is being held on unrelated arrest warrants.


This is the fourth drug raid conducted in Beauval in the past five weeks.


The RCMP says the support and assistance of local residents has been instrumental in the recent fight against drugs in the region.