Traffic stop leads to drugs and weapons seizure

The North Battleford Gang Task Force initiated a traffic stop on two vehicles that appeared to be interacting in a parking lot on Railway Avenue on Wednesday, September 2. 

One of the occupants of the vehicles was known to have an outstanding arrest warrant. 

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During the course of the traffic stop, weapons were noticed in one of the vehicles and the occupants were arrested. 

As a result of the investigation, all vehicle occupants were taken into custody and both of the vehicles were searched. The search recovered quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine and illicit cannabis. A firearm, weapons and a taser were also seized. 

Rae Ahenakew, 40 years old of Mosquito First Nation, was charged with Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; Possess of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle contrary to section 94 of the Criminal Code; Obstruction of a police officer contrary to section 129(a) of the Criminal Code.

Shynia Skeavington, 24 years old of Mosquito First Nation, was charged with Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; Possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle contrary to section 94 of the Criminal Code; Three counts of failing to comply with a probation order contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code; Two counts of failing to comply with  a release order condition contrary to section 145(5)(a) of the Criminal Code; Two counts of possession of a weapon while prohibited contrary to section 117.01 of the Criminal Code.

Matthew Greer, 34 years old of Biggar, was charged with: Possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes contrary to section 88 of the Criminal Code; Operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited contrary to section 320.18 of the Criminal Code.

Desiree Hinse, 24 years old of Biggar, was charged with Possession of cocaine contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; Carrying a concealed weapon contrary to section 90 of the Criminal Code; Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose contrary to section 88 of the Criminal Code; Possession of a prohibited weapon contrary to section 92 of the Criminal Code; Possession of a weapon while prohibited contrary to section 117.01 of the Criminal Code; Obstruction of a police officer contrary to section 129(a) of the Criminal Code.

All four accused appeared at the North Battleford Provincial Court on September 3.