Gle­ichen RCMP make drug-re­lated ar­rests at Sik­sika

Prairie Post (West Edition) - - Prairies -

Two sets of ar­rests re­lat­ing to drugs last week at Sik­sika Re­serve:

• On Sept. 13, the Gle­ichen RCMP ar­rested in­di­vid­u­als be­lieved to be responsible for traf­fick­ing a large amount of Metham­phetamine's and pre­scrip­tion pills in Gle­ichen and the Sik­sika Na­tion.

The sub­ject of a lengthy drug in­ves­ti­ga­tion, lo­cal res­i­dents: Vickey Lilgedahl, 59, and Gary Don­ald Tracy, 50, have been charged with sev­eral counts of Pos­ses­sion for the Pur­pose of Traf­fick­ing, Pos­ses­sion of Prop­erty Ob­tained by Crime and Re­sist­ing Ar­rest.

Ini­tially seiz­ing a large amount of Metham­phetamine and Cana­dian Cur­rency, in­ves­ti­ga­tors ex­e­cuted a search war­rant at their res­i­dence and fur­ther recovered a stash of Oxy­codone and pro­ceeds of crime to in­clude an All Ter­rain Ve­hi­cle.

Es­ti­mat­ing the to­tal street value of the seizure to be ap­prox­i­mately $10,000, Lilgedahl and Tracy were sched­uled to ap­pear in Pro­vin­cial Court.

• On Sept. 11, Gle­ichen RCMP ex­e­cuted a Search War­rant at a sus­pected drug house on the Sik­sika Na­tion.

Ar­rest­ing res­i­dents, in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed that premise oc­cu­pants were traf­fick­ing in nerve pain med­i­ca­tion and sell­ing it to users on the Sik­sika Re­serve.

Charged with Pos­ses­sion for the Pur­pose of Traf­fick­ing, Crystal Bullchief, 44, Melfort Three­suns, 50, and Char­lene Raweater, 19 were re­leased on their own Re­cog­ni­zance and are sched­uled to ap­pear in Sik­sika Pro­vin­cial Court on Sept. 20.

The pub­lic are en­cour­aged to re­port drug and sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity to their re­spec­tive po­lice agen­cies or anony­mously to Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or on the in­ter­net at www.tip­sub­mit.com.

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