RCMP seize $80,000 in drugs and cash

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February 24, 2015 9:02 AM

Photo Courtesy Lloydminster RCMP

Lloydminster RCMP have seized $80,000 in drugs and cash, along with six illegally-owned rifles and shotguns.

On Feb. 18 at around 10:50 p.m., RCMP, with the help of the plain-clothes unit and police dogs, executed a search warrant at a home near 67 Avenue and 23 Street.

“For a search warrant like this, and with the magnitude that was there, it is common to utilize many different resources and sections,” RCMP Const. Grant Kirzinger said.

Police confiscated approximately $69,000 in illegal drugs. This included more than 750 Fentanyl pills, nearly 200 grams of cocaine, 32 grams of psilycibin mushrooms, 28 grams of crystal methamphetamine, a “small quantity” of marijuana as well as a number of various pills and drugs including steroids.

Of the six seized firearms, two were stolen, one was fully loaded and another was a sawed-off shotgun. Kirzinger says it is illegal to keep loaded weapons in the home, and weapons are not allowed to be altered, in the case of the sawed-off shotgun barrel. Also found with the weapons were nearly 400 rounds of ammunition.

Over $11,000 in cash was also found at the scene, as well as 16 cellular phones and other electronic devices.

Police have charged Lloydminster residents Ian Bialowas, 38, and Brennon Heitt, 29, as well as 27-year-old Amanda Allchin from Marshall, Sask., with numerous charges. These include four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, proceeds of crime, possession of stolen property and multiple firearms offences. Bialowas additionally faces four charges for violating bail conditions which “stem from a firearms-related incident,” said Kirzinger.

Kerzinger says some of these individuals are known by police.

“Given the size of Lloydminster, we are aware of individuals in the community who use and sell drugs,” he said. “The information we have obtained is ongoing. The RCMP are aware of these individuals and keep track of them while they are living in the city.”

The three adults remain in custody. They are scheduled to appear in court on March 3.

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