The Estevan Police Service (EPS) has arrested and charged four people, seized three vehicles, and seized an estimated $26,000 worth of drugs in separate busts in the early morning hours on Thursday, November 9th.
A three-week-long investigation led to the arrests made just after midnight on Thursday. The investigation included assistance from the Estevan Police Containment and Warrant Entry Team (CWET), EPS Patrol Section, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, Regina Police Service, and Weyburn Police Service.
Two vehicles were intercepted west of Estevan, one at 12:15am and a second at 2:30am, under the suspicion of cocaine being transported back into Estevan city limits.
A total of 126 grams of cocaine, 132 grams of a cocaine vutting agent, 4.5 grams of methamphetamine, and other trafficking items were seized.
Under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Ashley Glydon (29) and Kenneth Johnson (26) of Estevan have been charged with: trafficking cocaine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, and possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine. Glydon was also charged with failing to comply with a probation order.
Under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Daniel Lowenberg (26) and Emily Horvath (23) of Estevan have been charged with: trafficking cocaine, possession for the purposes of trafficking cocaine.
Johnson has also been charged under the Criminal Code with resisting arrest during the events on Thursday. Johnson was also subject to a separate investigation where he has been charged under the Criminal Code with: two charges of unlawful confinement, uttering threats to cause death, and assault.
Glydon, Johnson, and Lowenberg were remanded into custody and will appear in court on Tuesday, November 14. Horvath was released on several conditions and will appear in court on January 15, 2018.
"We say it time and time again...we won't slow down on our pursuit against drugs in the city. It's a hard lesson to learn, but we've warned people over and over again that if you're going to deal drugs within the city, you're going to get caught. These are people that were bringing drugs into our community, and we're not going to tolerate it," stated Police Chief Paul Ladouceur.
"It was fantastic teamwork. This was an effort by several police agencies throughout the province, so kudos to them. It just goes to show what we can accomplish when we work together."