Three people have been charged in connection to drug trafficking in Lloydminster.
According to a release sent out from the Lloydminster RCMP, police received information about two individuals in the community who were alleged to be drug dealers in September and October of 2016. The General Investigations Section then followed up on that information, and observed a drug transaction in the afternoon of November 5.
Following that observation, arrests were made and a search warrant was also executed at a residence in the city.
The proceeds of that warrant netted $9000 in seized cash, along with 250 grams of methamphetamine, 210 grams of cocaine, and 109 tablets of fentanyl. The drugs were found in bulk, packaged for sale on the street. According to the release, the total value of the seized material would be between $35,000 to $50,000.
Cecil Boyles, a 65 year old resident of Lloydminster, and 52 year old Caroline Galloway, also of Lloydminster, have been charged with the following;
-Two counts each possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine
-Two counts each of possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl
-Two counts each of possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine
-One count each of possessing the proceeds of crime over $5000 and under $5000
The pair were remanded in custody for a bail hearing, and released, with several conditions set to their release. Both are set to appear in Saskatchewan-side court on November 28, 2016.
A 37 year old North Battleford resident, whose name was not released, was also arrested and charges are pending for possession of a controlled substance.
“This investigation is a great example of the public and police cooperating to make our community safer,” stated the release.