Man charged in major drug bust near Biggar released on bail

A man charged in connection to a major drug bust at a rural property near Biggar last month was released on bail. 

Kurt Elliot Miller, 39, appeared in Saskatoon Provincial Court June 2 for a show cause hearing. The Saskatoon Provincial Court said a warrant of committal was issued against Miller and he was in custody in Prince Albert. Miller, however, was granted bail later in the day on June 2 after paying $2,000 cash bail.

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Miller was arrested by Regina Police during a traffic stop in Regina on May 14. Miller was charged with trafficking cocaine and methamphetamine. He was also charged with possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and breach of probation. 

Miller’s co-accused, Mitch Hutchinson, 49, was arrested after the RCMP raided a rural home in the R.M. of Glenside 27 kilometres north of Biggar on May 15. 

Both Miller and Hutchinson are facing numerous weapons and drug charges stemming from the raid.  Miller also faces charges from the traffic stop including trafficking cocaine and methamphetamine, He possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and breach of probation.

One officer was shot when the Saskatchewan RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit went to execute the search warrant just before midnight on the night of May 14. Police say the officer had non life-threatening injuries. No RCMP officers fired back.

During their search at the rural property, police seized methamphetamine, fentanyl, GHB, Xanax pills and LSD. They seized weapons including a semi-automatic rifle, a shotgun, a sawed-off double-barrel shotgun, a spent anti-tank weapons, a revolver and body armour. They also found $16,080 in Canadian currency, money counters, packaging for drugs, eight cell phones, computers and tablets. 

Hutchinson is scheduled to appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court on June 12 for a continuation of his show cause hearing. 

Miller’s next court appearance is set for June 18 to speak to the matter in Saskatoon Provincial Court.

Story updated June 5, 6:18 p.m. to reflect that Kurt Miller was released on bail after a warrant for committal was issued.

 

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