ISET Investigation into Drug Trafficking

January 9, 2017
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

News release

Images

A brick of high-grade cocaine
Packaged crack cocaine and powder cocaine
Close up of crack cocaine
Phenacetin – a cutting agent for cocaine
Procaine – a cutting agent, in 1 kg bags

On August 18, 2016 Prince Albert Police Service received a complaint from management at an apartment building in the 1400 Block of 28 Street East. Management had entered an apartment and observed what they believed to be evidence of drugs and drug packaging material.

Prince Albert ISET assisted patrol members and executed a search warrant on the apartment.

As a result of the search, investigators seized 11.25 kilograms of cocaine with a street value in excess of $1,000,000. As well they seized Procaine (a cocaine cutting agent), Phenacetin (a cocaine cutting agent), a cocaine press, food saver vacuum sealer, scale, safe, and drug packaging material.

12 kilograms of Procaine and two 25-kilogram drums – approximately $100,000.00 street value worth- of Phenacetin were seized during the search at a Prince Albert residence in August. Both of these substances are known cutting agents.

This is the first time Prince Albert ISET members have seen Phenacetin in Prince Albert.

The presence of Procaine and Phenacetin further illustrates the dangers associated to illicit drug use: it is unknown how much or what chemicals or other substances may be added to dilute drug purity. The only safe drugs are those prescribed by licensed medical professionals. Do not put yourself at risk.

A 27-year-old male, 21-year-old female, 25-year-old male, 19-year-old male, 25-year-old male and a 22-year-old female are all facing charges in relation to this incident.

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Backgrounder

The Integrated Street Enforcement Team (ISET) is a partnership between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Prince Albert Police Service. ISET's mandate is street level law enforcement focusing on drugs, gangs, and illegal firearms.

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