An investigation into drug trafficking by members of the Saskatchewan RCMP resulted in a significant drug seizure earlier this week in the province. Among the seized items were over 1,440 grams of suspected methamphetamine and over 270 grams of suspected fentanyl.
Officers from the Saskatchewan RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit North (FSOC-N) were conducting an ongoing drug trafficking investigation on December 9 in Osler. Information obtained by members prompted the unit to execute a search warrant at a home on the 200th block of Parkview Cove in the town.
A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of the following drugs and items:
• 1 448 grams of suspected methamphetamine
• 476 grams of suspected cocaine
• 278 grams of suspected fentanyl
• $4 445 in Canadian currency
• .32 caliber handgun and ammunition
• Paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking
“The quantity of fentanyl seized could be broken down into approximately over 1,000 individual doses,” shared the Saskatchewan RCMP in a statement on Friday. “A lethal dose of pure fentanyl is potentially less than two milligrams – that is equivalent to about two grains of salt.”
As a result of this investigation with help from the Prince Albert Integrated Crime Reduction Team and Warman RCMP, 28-year-old Dustin Troy McDougall of Osler, SK has been charged with the following offences:
• Three counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking;
• Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5000;
• Failure to Comply with Court Order; and
• Three firearms related offences.
McDougall appeared in court on Friday in Saskatoon.