Waseca man pleads guilty in Meadow Lake court to trafficking drugs

A Waseca man pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges and is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.

Brenden Yew, 26, appeared in Meadow Lake Provincial Court June 3 by telephone from Prince Albert Provincial Correctional Centre. He entered guilty pleas to possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, resisting arrest and two counts of failing to comply with a release order.

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Saskatoon defence lawyer Nicholas Stooshinoff asked the court for an adjournment in sentencing saying he is trying to get Yew’s charges from Alberta waived to Saskatchewan.

“I’m corresponding with the Crown in Edmonton trying to have those charges waived to Saskatchewan. I don’t know if we can get them waived here in a timely basis.”

Meadow Lake RCMP arrested Yew on May 16 following multiple complaints of a man using a metal pole to break windows at a residence on the 100 block of 7th Avenue West.  When police arrived, Yew fled the scene but was soon arrested.

Police say Yew was carrying a bag that contained about 42 grams of suspected cocaine, which he discarded when he fled.

Yew also has charges from the Maidstone area.

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