The latest drug bust in High Prairie has led to the arrest of five people. RCMP searched a home in the town on January 22nd, turning up 50 grams of cocaine, along with marijuana and cash. The cocaine was reportedly prepackaged for sale.
The five suspects are from High Prairie, Sucker Creek First Nation and the Peavine Métis Settlement, and range in age from 18 to 72. They have all been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of marijuana, and possession of property obtained by crime. The group has been released from custody and are set to be back in court on February 18th.
The High Prairie Integrated Drug Unit worked with local RCMP on this search warrant. The unit includes the Lakeshore Regional Police Service, and says the public is instrumental to its success.
“The simple act of reporting any suspicious activity and/or crime provides us with the necessary information by which we gather intelligence. Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call the local police or contact Crime Stoppers.”