Battlefords RCMP are reporting three people are now in custody on drug and weapons charges after pulling a vehicle over on Nov. 26.
Three adults are currently facing charges:
Shannon Soosay 37 years old of Samson First Nation, Alberta faces charges of Possession for the purpose of Trafficking Meth, Possession for the purpose of Trafficking Cocaine, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Possession of a Weapon while prohibited from doing so.
Michael Dwinnell 66 years old of North Battleford, Sask faces charges of Possession for the purpose of Trafficking Meth, Possession for the purpose of Trafficking Cocaine, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, and Careless Storage of a Firearm.
Dennis Starchief 38 years old of North Battleford, Sask, is charged with four counts of Breach of Undertaking, Possession for the purpose of Trafficking Meth, and Possession for the purpose of Trafficking Cocaine. Starchief also faces more charges for breaching the conditions of his release after he was charged on Oct 26.
According to a news release from the RCMP, the adult male driver did not have identification and provided a name that was determined to be false. The driver was then arrested and refused to identify himself to police. An adult female was cooperative and identified.
A vehicle search led police to believe the vehicle was involved in drug trafficking, and RCMP Battlefords Street Enforcement Team began an investigation that led to a search warrant obtained for a home on the 700 block of 102nd Street.
Officers executed the search and arrested six adults and two youths. The subsequent search resulted in a significant amount of crystal meth, cocaine, Canadian currency, prescription medications, packaging materials, and a firearm being recovered.
Soosay, Dwinnell and Starchief were remanded in custody and scheduled to appear Thursday morning in North Battleford provincial court. The other five individuals who were arrested have been released from custody.