RPS makes arrests in two separate drug trafficking cases

The Regina Police Service has laid charges in relation to two separate drug trafficking investigations.

Two Regina residents, 38-year-old Amanda Lynn Arcand and 41-year-old Sean Nathaniel Amon, face charges of possessing meth and fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking. Arcand also faces an extra charge of possession of a scheduled substance (fentanyl).

Arrests were made after police were sent on Tuesday just after 10:00 p.m. to a business on the 4000 block of Albert Street. Information to police suggested there were three people at the location in possession of illegal drugs, knives and a gun. RPS said on Wednesday that multiple officers attended the scene and arrested Amon and Arcand. The third suspect was not found.

After obtaining a search warrant, police discovered fentanyl and methamphetamine, along with items associated to drug trafficking. Officers did not find a firearm, however a knife was recovered close by.

Amon and Arcand made their first court appearance on Wednesday afternoon.

Police hand weapons, drug trafficking charges

A traffic stop on Tuesday morning resulted in various charges for 34-year-old Francine Alexandra O’Watch and 26-year-old Patrick Robert Asham, both of Regina.

RPS members spotted a suspicious green Jeep Patriot SUV at around 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, noting the description of the vehicle owner did not match the person driving the vehicle. Conducting a traffic stop at around 4th Avenue and King Street without incident, patrol members discovered Asham was breaching a probation order prohibiting him from driving. He was also a suspended driver with no driver’s license.

One of the officers on scene noted a black bag under the passenger seat. The bag contained a firearm, resulting in police arresting O’Watch. Police also recovered a sawed-off .22 calibre rifle, a loaded magazine with .22 calibre ammunition, a box of 9-millimetre ammunition, drugs and drug-trafficking paraphernalia.

Both O’Watch and Asham appeared in court on Wednesday morning.

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