What started out as a traffic stop by the Weyburn Police Service late Saturday evening turned into a pair of arrests on weapon and drug charges.
The stop started outside of a licensed establishment, with the officer turning on the lights to get the driver to pull over. While pulling over, the driver struck a wooden power pole. The officer then checked if the driver of the vehicle was sober.
“The driver was found to be sober, but was also found to have warrants out of Moose Jaw and Regina,” explained Sgt. Shane St. John with the Weyburn Police Service. Then, a search incident to that arrest found the weapons and the drugs, and all the other charges came on top of that.”
The charges included possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of property obtained by crime, failure to comply with release conditions and driving a vehicle without due care and attention.
A woman who was a passenger in the vehicle was also arrested and is facing a number of charges. They include possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by a crime, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, carrying a concealed weapon and having open alcohol in a vehicle.
The man was remanded into custody and will be appearing in court on April 12th. The woman was released with a later court date.