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Regina man charged for drugs, weapons offences after chase

Police dog tracked dog suspect.

REGINA – A Regina man found himself answering to a number of drug and weapons charges in Regina Provincial Court this morning.

Kyle James Edwards appeared in person, taken into custody after a traffic stop on July 9. He was charged with obstructing a police by refusing to identify himself, two counts of possession with the purpose of trafficking (cocaine and methamphetamine), and weapons-related offences including two counts of carrying a concealed weapon (imitation firearm and plastic brass knuckles). He was also alleged to have breached a prohibition order by possessing ammunition (9mm bullets), and breaching probation conditions of keeping the peace and not possessing weapons.

The charges stemmed from traffic stop at 8:25 a.m. int he 400 block of Wascana Street after officers noticed the license plate on the vehicle did not match, being registered to a different one.

“As police initiated the stop, the vehicle drove away from police at a high rate of speed. A short time later, members of the RPS Canine Unit located the driver of the vehicle hiding in the 400 block of Palliser Street,” said RPS.

The service dog was able to make contact with their suspect, and he was taken into custody.

“In a search of the area where the suspect male was arrested, police located a quantity of drugs, a firearm, ammunition and Canadian currency,” RPS said.

Both the Provincial and Federal Crown prosecutors were opposed to Edwards’ release, and the matter was adjourned for a bail hearing on July 18 once he can get the assistance of a Legal Aid lawyer.

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