Police arrest final suspect in record cocaine bust

By Taylor MacPherson
January 11, 2017 - 5:00pm

This morning police arrested the last of six suspects connected to Prince Albert’s largest-ever cocaine seizure.

At a recent press conference, Insp. Jonathan Bergen said the investigation kicked off when an apartment owner entered an unoccupied suite and called police to report suspected drug activity. In searching the apartment, Bergen said police seized more than 11 kg of cocaine in various forms along with several cutting agents used to dilute the drug and drive up profits.

After a long investigation police identified six suspects, Bergen said, five of whom were arrested and charged.

A police spokesperson confirmed the final suspect, 21-year-old Kelsey Bear, turned herself in to police custody this morning.

The other five suspects, 19-year-old Shaid Heimbecker, 22-year-old Rose Hunter, 25-year-old Madison Kasko, 27-year-old Trevor McKay and 25-year-old Darci Stene have court dates scheduled. All six were charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

None of the allegations against these suspects have been tested before the courts.

 

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