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Southey RCMP charge two after seizing firearms and drugs

An investigation into drug trafficking undertaken by Southey RCMP resulted in a search at a residence on Coleridge Street on June 10.

Officers seized packages and syringes of suspected illicit drugs, including methamphetamine, cocaine, MDMA and fentanyl, as well as drug trafficking paraphernalia, a sum of cash, a crossbow, three firearms and identification cards.

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Two individuals were arrested.

29-year-old Darrian Laplante of Regina was charged with

  • 4 counts, fail to comply with the condition of a release order
  • 4 counts, possession
  • 1 count, alter the physical properties of cannabis
  • 2 counts, possess forged document
  • 1 count, possess counterfeit marks
  • 2 counts, possess an identity document of another person
  • 3 counts, possession of property obtained by crime less than $5,000

Laplante will next appear in Regina Provincial Court on June 21.

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44-year-old Ryan Robson of Southey was also charged with:

  • 4 counts, possession of a firearm contrary to order
  • 4 counts, possession
  • 4 counts, possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • 2 counts, possess forged document
  • 1 count, possess counterfeit marks
  • 2 counts, possess an identity document of another person
  • 4 counts, possession of property obtained by crime less than $5,000
  • 1 count, fraud

Robson will next appear in Regina Provincial Court on June 17.

“We continue to investigate and analyze all of the drugs seized, but I can tell you that this is a very significant seizure,” says Southey RCMP Sgt. Kim Stewart.

“One of the things we seized is a jar full of fentanyl rocks. This is an extremely dangerous drug – just a small amount can cause a fatal overdose. Southey RCMP is committed to keeping drugs and firearms out of our communities through proactive, thorough investigations like this one.”


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