LLOYDMINSTER – Drug trafficking and weapons charges were dropped against a known Westside Outlaws street gang member.
The charges withdrawn against 36-year-old Courtlin Littlewolfe of Onion Lake Cree Nation include two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of possession of a firearm in a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, and flight from police. A preliminary hearing on those charges was previously scheduled in Lloydminster, Sask., court June 15.
In March, Littlewolfe was sentenced to 10 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to two counts of obstruction of a peace officer, three counts of failing to appear in court, and driving while prohibited. Littlewolfe was charged following a police pursuit in Lloydminster in January 2021. When police searched his vehicle following the police chase through the city, they found more than $47,000 in drugs, including methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin. In addition, police found more than $8,000 in Canadian currency, a handgun, ammunition, a knife, and red paisley bandanas generally worn by Westside Outlaws street gang based out of OLCN. He was charged with 18 drug trafficking and firearms offences – all of which were dropped in Lloydminster, Alta., court March 15.
Court heard that Littlewolfe has eight prior convictions for driving while prohibited, 18 breach of conditions, and six fail to appear convictions.
When RCMP arrested Littlewolfe in August 2021, they arrested and charged a female young offender with him, who court heard was his girlfriend at the time. In April, the youth, who can’t be identified in accordance with you Youth Criminal Justice Act, was sentenced in Lloydminster, Sask., court to 15-months probation on charges of dangerous driving, resisting arrest, and failing to appear in court. Two drug trafficking charges, possession of drugs, and failing to appear were withdrawn by the Crown. She was also ordered not to be around any street gang members, including Littlewolfe.
Court heard that the youth had driven straight towards an RCMP officer who had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit when her and Littlewolfe were fleeing from police. She also had charges in Lloydminster, Alta., court.
Lloydminster is Canada’s only border city and straddles the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta. The RCMP station serves both Lloydminster, Sask., and Lloydminster, Alta. Each province, however, has its own provincial court.