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Man banned from Blood Reserve after drug bust, arrested in Standoff

Kyle Saddleback.
Kyle Saddleback. Blood Tribe Police Service

LETHBRIDGE – Blood Tribe police continue to battle drug issues on the reserve with another significant bust.

On Jan. 11, Blood Tribe Police Service and the Crime Reduction Unit searched a house in Standoff, seizing nearly $30,000 in cocaine and fentanyl.

Kyle Mitchell Saddleback was arrested at the scene; he had been released on conditions for previous charges and was banned from the blood tribe.

He is facing a number of charges, including:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine;
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl;
  • Breach of recognizance (x9);
  • Breach of a band council resolution.

Saddleback has been taken into custody and will appear in Lethbridge court Jan. 14 for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Blood Tribe Police.

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Kyle Mitchell Saddleback was arrested and charged following a drug seizure in Standoff, Alta. Courtesy, Blood Tribe Police Service
Kyle Mitchell Saddleback was arrested and charged following a drug seizure in Standoff, Alta. Courtesy, Blood Tribe Police Service
Kyle Mitchell Saddleback was arrested and charged following a drug seizure in Standoff, Alta. Courtesy, Blood Tribe Police Service