SASKATOON – Two Saskatoon men are facing charges after police foiled an alleged drug deal in a restaurant parking lot Tuesday afternoon.
Around 3:30 p.m., the Saskatoon integrated drug enforcement street team witnessed what they believed to be a drug transaction happening in the 1600-block of Idylwyld Drive.
A 44-year-old man was arrested as he left the scene while a second man, 53, was observed by the air support unit.
The second suspect was seen throwing something into a dumpster and was arrested nearby.
Police found a zip-lock bag full of hydromorphine and dilaudid pills in the dumpster.
The investigation led to search of a home in the 200-block of Avenue Q North where drug paraphernalia, cash and approximately two pounds of marijuana were found.
Both suspects have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking dilaudid and hydromorphine.
The 53-year-old man is also facing charges for trafficking marijuana and possession of the proceeds of crime under $5,000.
Their names have not been released.
They were scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.