An Estevan resident is among the people who has been arrested and charged following a drug bust in northern Saskatchewan.
The RCMP from Ile-a-la Crosse, with the assistance of Prince Albert Integrated Street Enforcement Team, detachment members from La Loche, Buffalo Narrows and Beauval, and the RCMP Meadow Lake police dog services, conducted a search under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act on a residence in Ile-a-la Crosse.
Located in the search were 112 grams of crack cocaine packaged for distribution, 30 grams of an unidentified white powder, $10,000 in Canadian currency, a loaded .45-calibre handgun, numerous cell phones and an electronic scale.
The Ile-a-la Crosse detachment had been working on this investigation since April to combat drug trafficking in the area.
Several people are facing a variety of charges as a result of this investigation, including Adam Mohamed Elmi of Estevan. He is facing eight charges, including trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime, possession of a restricted weapon, and possession of a restricted weapon while prohibited.
Also facing charges are Omar Ali Nur of Edmonton, Joylene Cassandra Morin of Ile-a-la-Crosse, Jaydene Monica Morin of Ile-a-la-Crosse, and Abdul Rahman Al-Tamimi of Edmonton.
All persons charged will appear in provincial court on June 26 in Ile-a-la Crosse to answer to the charges.