A man arrested by the Saskatoon Police Guns & Gangs Unit was sentenced to prison on weapons and drug trafficking charges.
A sentencing hearing for Keenan Rorion Chakita, 19, was held in Saskatoon Provincial Court July 14.
During an investigation, Saskatoon Police observed activity consistent with drug trafficking and at about 4:05 p.m. on Feb. 10, they conducted a high-risk vehicle stop on a taxi near 25 Street East and 2nd Avenue North in Saskatoon.
Chakita was arrested from the cab without incident. On him police found a firearm, 33 grams of cocaine, 226 grams of cannabis, bear spray and more than $600 cash.
He was charged with eight firearms-related offences, trafficking cocaine and cannabis, possession of the proceeds of crime under $5,000, carrying a concealed weapon and breach of release conditions.
With concurrent sentences on the charges he will serve 18 months in prison.