Bail hearings for two co-accused charged in connection to a major drug bust north of Biggar were adjourned again.
Mitch Hutchinson, 49, had show cause hearings on May 21, 22nd and 29th in Saskatoon Provincial Court but still hasn’t been released.
Kurt Elliot Miller, 39, had show cause hearings in Saskatoon Provincial Court May 26 and May 29. He had appearances scheduled in Regina Provincial Court on May 19 and 20th before his case was waived to a Saskatoon court.
Miller and Hutchinson are charged with numerous weapons and drug offences after an RCMP drug bust on a rural property 27 kilometres north of Biggar in the R.M. of Glenside.
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 was arrested at the rural property on May 15 and Miller was arrested during a traffic stop by Regina Police one day before the search warrant was executed on the rural property. Police charged Miller with trafficking cocaine and methamphetamine as a result of the traffic stop. 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. Both men are from the RM of Glenside.
Miller’s show cause hearing continues in Saskatoon Provincial Court on June 2 while Hutchinson’s is scheduled for June 12, also in Saskatoon.