Three people are facing drug and weapon charges after a traffic stop east of Weyburn resulted in more than just a traffic ticket.  

The RCMP stated on June 9th, just before 10:00 p.m., officers on patrol initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle that wasn’t registered on Highway 9, south of Kenosee Lake. The officers discovered the driver of the vehicle, 31-year-old Zachary Hillis from Carnduff, was wanted on a warrant issued by the Ponteix RCMP detachment for charges from January of this year in connection with a livestock-related fraud.  

Police added investigation uncovered roughly 25 grams of cocaine, around eight grams of methamphetamine, ammunition, a compound bow, a sword, and paraphernalia used for drug trafficking.  

In addition to Hillis, two other suspects were arrested.  

Twenty-year-old Mathew Lowry and 18-year-old Hayleigh Neumann, both from Carnduff, along with Hillis, are charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of a firearm or prohibited weapon when knowing that possession was unauthorized.  

Hillis was also arrested on his outstanding warrant.  

The three suspects are scheduled to make an appearance in Weyburn Provincial Court on July 24th.