A significant amount of drugs were seized in Weyburn Wednesday. 

The Weyburn Police Service responded to a call regarding a domestic violence situation, and when they arrived, found a lot more than they were expecting. 

“Through that investigation, 6.5 ounces of methamphetamine was found, along with $220 cash,” said Sergeant Shane St. John with the Weyburn Police Service. 

As a result of the seizure, a number of charges have now been laid against the suspect. In addition to a charge of assault in relation to the initial call, he is also facing charges of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of methamphetamine and possession of the proceeds of crime. 

Sgt. St. John said that the seizure took quite a lot of meth off of the streets of Weyburn. He explained that there are 26 grams in an ounce. This would make the size of the seizure around 169 grams. The drug is often sold by the gram, but can sometimes be broken up even further for distribution, called points.  

“Sometimes that happens,” Sgt. St. John said. “You’re called on one matter and through an investigation, other charges and other things come out of that. It’s just sort of the way it works sometimes.” 

Sgt. St. John added that the WPS is happy they got the 6.5 ounces off the street.