Cocaine trafficking investigation leads to charges

One person has been charged with several offences after an arrest earlier this week.

In a news release from the Estevan Police Service, they reported the drug-intelligence unit conducted a cocaine trafficking investigation on an Estevan man.

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Plain clothes officers from the unit arrested the man without incident on March 11 at approximately 2:15 p.m. A search warrant was then executed at an apartment suite located in the 1400-block of Nicholson Road. A vehicle was also searched as a result of the search warrant.

Cocaine, $570, cell phones, digital scales and other items used for the sale and distribution of cocaine were seized.

Jake Thomas Charles, 24, has been charged with allegedly trafficking cocaine and possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

Charles appeared in court March 12 and has been remanded into custody. His next court appearance will be March 16.


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