RCMP make multiple drug busts in Spiritwood area

By paNOW Staff
June 8, 2018 - 5:00pm

Spiritwood RCMP made several drug busts recently, seizing marijuana and cocaine and making numerous arrests.

RCMP first executed a search warrant at a residence on the Witchekan Lake First Nation May 31, which led police to arrest 28-year-old Chris Scott and 31-year-old Adrianne Scott for possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime. Both were released from custody to appear in Spiritwood court July 10.

In the next incident, from June 2, Spiritwood RCMP members arrested three people for marijuana after finding more than 30 grams during a traffic stop. Lonestar Bill, 18, and Jayde Pelly, also 18, were arrested for possession of a controlled substance, and are also set to appear in court July 10.

RCMP conducted another traffic stop the next day which led to a cocaine seizure and three arrests. Akeyta Bill, 18, Leah Bill, 25, and a female youth were all charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. All three will also be making their first court appearances July 10.

In a final incident, from June 5, Spiritwood RCMP executed another search warrant on the Witchekan Lake First Nation. Dwight Witchekan, 19, was arrested during the search and was charged with trafficking marijuana and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. He will appear in court Aug. 14.

“These investigations are not related, but are part of our ongoing commitment to community safety with a focus on drug engagement,” Spiritwood Detachment Commander Sgt. Shannon Haggarty said in a statement. “We will continue to engage and work together with our communities and partners who, together with our detachment, play a key role in ongoing crime prevention initiatives.”

The suspects are all presumed innocent at this stage.


Editor’s Note: This story has been closed to commenting as the matters are now before the courts.

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