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Police seize drugs, weapons in traffic stop near Yorkton

Two men speeding past an emergency vehicle prompted RCMP to pull them over.

YORKTON – Failing to slow down while passing an emergency vehicle led to drug bust along Highway 16 west of Yorkton. At around 11:20 a.m. on Jan. 24, members of Saskatchewan RCMP’s Yorkton Combined Traffic Services noticed the incident, and initiated the stop.

“The officers pulled the truck over and observed drug paraphernalia in plain view,” said RCMP in a media release. The two men in the truck were detained and their vehicle was searched. Police seized around 181 grams of suspected methamphetamine, “a few hundred” pills (some believed to be morphine), 18 grams of psilocybin, 28 grams of unstamped cannabis, 26 grams of loose cannabis, a carton of unstamped cigarettes, an open bottle of vodka, a bat, and a baton.

Dany Caron, 32, of Grand-Remous, Que. and Jason Palmer, 49, of Edmonton have each been charged with two counts each of possession; and single counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking (methamphetamine), possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and possession of unstamped tobacco that is not blackstock.

Both are scheduled to appear in Yorkton Provincial Court on Jan. 26.

“The occupants were also ticketed for various provincial offences including failing to slow to 60 km/hr while passing an emergency vehicle and having open liquor and cannabis in a vehicle,” RCMP said.

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