Police seize drugs, Taser, bear spray after warrant searches

By paNOW Staff
June 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

Officers from Prince Albert’s Integrated Street Enforcement Team seized drugs and weapons after searching two homes Monday night, and arrested a 39-year-old man.

Officers executed a search warrant at an apartment in the 400-block of 12 Street E. shortly before midnight Monday. After arresting the male occupant of the apartment, police located a large amount of cash along with 73 grams of methamphetamine, 52 nine-milligram hydromorphone pills, a water bottle half full of suspected GHB, a cell phone and tablet, a digital scale, and bear spray.

Police searched a second residence in the 700-block of McCraney Cresc., which was frequented by the suspect arrested at the apartment. During that search, police said they located a second digital scale and a Taser flashlight.

The suspect, 39-year-old Christopher Halayka, is now facing numerous drug and weapon charges, as well as breaching a recognizance. He was scheduled to make his first appearance this morning in Prince Albert Provincial Court, and is presumed innocent at this stage.

The Integrated Street Enforcement Team consists of members of the Prince Albert Police Service and RCMP, with a mandate for street-level enforcement focussing on drugs, gangs, and guns.


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