May 7, 2014 3:01 pm

Drug deal in Saskatoon restaurant parking lot foiled by police

Two Saskatoon men are facing charges after police witnessed an alleged drug deal in a restaurant parking lot.

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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.

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