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Update: Two people facing drug-related charges in Estevan

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ESTEVAN — Two Estevan men are facing drug-related charges after they were arrested on Feb. 9.

As a result of a traffic stop in the 500-block of First Street A, in which police service dog Max was utilized to search a motor vehicle, Cody Klyne, age 38, and Roderick Thomas Mitchell, 46, were arrested.

They been charged with possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking, possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking, trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine) and trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), all under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and possession of property obtained by crime for the purpose of trafficking under the Criminal Code.

Mitchell was also arrested and charged with refusing or failing to comply with a blood sample demand.

Klyne was held in custody and was remanded for court on Monday, while Mitchell was lodged in cells for the evening of Feb. 9. The CDSA charges against Mitchell were added after those for Klyne.

The same day, police received a report of a theft from a local service station. A male was observed shoplifting on a security video and was identified. He was later arrested and charged with theft under $5,000 and breach of release conditions. He has since been released.

Police received a report of a break and enter in progress at a residence in the city on Feb. 8. Upon arrival, members arrested two males in relation to the break-in and for uttering threats. One male was released without charges, and the other was charged with uttering threats and given a future court date.

In relation to the above occurrence, a third male was issued a 72-hour driver's licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded for three days.

Police also received a report of noise from an apartment on the north side of the city. When members attended, the source of the noise was turned off.

On Feb. 10, police attended a three-vehicle collision at King Street and Bannatyne Avenue. All three vehicles were driveable. The EMS and the Estevan Fire Rescue Service were dispatched as a precaution. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the collision remains under investigation.

A report of tires and rims being taken from the driveway of a residence was received the same day. The matter is under investigation.

A complaint of a scam where the victim was provided with an investment opportunity was also reported. The victim did provide financial information but cancelled the account prior to any financial loss. The victim is now receiving unwanted phone calls from the scammers and has been advised to block the calls. This matter is further being looked into.