Significant fentanyl bust made after traffic stop near Maidstone

Two people from Waldheim are facing drug charges after RCMP conducted a traffic stop near Maidstone on Monday.

Police first discovered illegal tobacco and then cocaine, fentanyl and meth, following a more in depth search of the vehicle.

As a result of this a search warrant was then conducted on a residence in Waldheim, where more of the drugs were found.

Prescription Pills, a modified shotgun, two conducted energy devices and over $30,000 cash was also discovered.

RCMP say the total amounts of fentanyl discovered represented more than 2,000 individual doses.

As a result, 48-year-old Jenna Beamish and 28-year-old Dylan Bendall, have each been charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime less than $5,000, and possession of unstamped tobacco products.

Both of the accused will appear in a Lloydminster courtroom on Monday.

Maidstone is about 57 kilometres southeast of Lloydminster, while Waldheim is about 53 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

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