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A months-long investigation into human trafficking ends with one arrest and the seizure of drugs and prohibited weapons

A 51-year-old Regina man faces numerous drug and weapons charges following a months-long investigation that resulted in a traffic stop and a home search.

According to a news release from Regina Police, at approximately 9 p.m., the Crime Reduction Team, SWAT, K9 and patrol units stopped a vehicle at 1700 St. John Street and then searched a home in the 2100 block of McDonald Street.

According to the release, the suspect was arrested and police seized 205 grams of a substance believed to be fentanyl, 28 grams of a substance believed to be cocaine, four prohibited weapons, ammunition, firearm parts and an electric stun stick.

The accused was charged with a total of six charges:

  • Possession of a scheduled substance for trafficking in human beings (CDSA 5(2));
  • Possession of a loaded, prohibited firearm (Article 95(1) CC);
  • Possession of a firearm with the knowledge that its possession was illegal (Article 92(1) CC);
  • Transport of firearms contrary to the regulations (Article 86(2) CC);
  • Possession of firearms or ammunition contrary to the prohibition (Article 117.01(1) CC); AND
  • Failure to comply with a suspension order (Article 733.1(1) CC).

On Monday, the accused appeared in court for the first time.