Battlefords RCMP have announced a major seizure of drugs and weapons as a result of a search conducted Sunday morning.
According to a news release, Aug. 31 at approximately 1:30 p.m., Battlefords RCMP attended to a residence on the 1200 block of 107th Street in North Battleford. Members conducted an investigation that resulted in a search warrant for the property being obtained.
On Sept. 1, at 8 a.m., Battlefords Patrol, Municipal GIS, Provincial GIS, Crime Reduction, Serious Violent Offender and Traffic Services Units performed the search of the residence resulting in the following:
Approximately 3 kilograms of crystal meth
Approximately 6 kilograms of suspected powder cocaine
288 grams of crack cocaine
870 grams of suspected fentanyl
Several vials of steroids
15 long rifles
11 semi-auto pistols
Thousands of rounds of ammunition
Numerous canisters of bear spray
Stolen power tools
Various other items believed to be stolen property
Stolen 2016 Dodge Ram truck
There was no one located inside the residence at the time of the search. The estimated street value of the drugs alone is approximately $750,000.
This is a very large and complex investigation that will be ongoing for the next several days and coming weeks. Charges are pending and further information will be released as the investigation progresses. No charges have been laid at this point. This is a major seizure for the community and the Battlefords RCMP will continue to focus on these types of investigations.