Two-month investigation leads to five arrests

Five people have been charged after a two-month investigation into drug trafficking and possession of firearms.

Last week, multiple Regina Police Service units located their primary suspects in a vehicle.

This individual was believed to have a loaded firearm with him. The suspect’s vehicle was followed to a point east of Regina, near Balgonie, where a spike belt was successfully deployed. The driver attempted to continue to drive on the vehicle rims but had to come to a stop.

Following a ‘high-risk vehicle stop,’ RPS successfully arrested five individuals out of the vehicle without further incident.

A search of the vehicle yielded: a .223 assault rifle, an over-capacity .223 magazine, a non-functioning Conducted Energy Weapon, approximately 8 grams of fentanyl, approximately 2.5 grams of methamphetamine, cellular devices and a hard drive, cutting agent, and a folding knife. An additional 54 grams of fentanyl were found on one of the individuals arrested.

Four individuals from Regina and one from Calgary were arrested and are facing charges related to drug trafficking and weapons possession due to the investigation.

The five accused appearance in Provincial Court on May 2.

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