March 26, 2018 5:30 pm
Updated: March 26, 2018 6:57 pm

Drug, gun charges laid by RCMP after search in Lashburn, Sask.

Maidstone RCMP searched a Lashburn, Sask., home on March 24 and seized weapons, drugs and cash.

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Maidstone RCMP have laid drug charges after searching two homes last week.

One search, executed with the help of the “F” Division Crime Reduction Team, occurred at a Maidstone home on March 21.

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RCMP said this search was in relation to a drug investigation on March 16 where they were called to a Maidstone home and two men, aged 31 and 41, passed away.

Police said at the time they believed the two sudden deaths could be the result of drug overdose, however it would take some time to confirm the exact causes.

No charges have been laid as this investigation continues.

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The second search was executed at a home in Lashburn, Sask., on March 24. Officers seized weapons, drugs and cash.

Frank Brendle, 31, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking cannabis, cocaine, and meth.

Brendle is also facing numerous weapons charges including improper storage of firearms, possession of firearms without a licence, and two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon.

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The accused, from Lashburn, was remanded and scheduled to appear in Lloydminster provincial court on Monday.

The public is still being reminded that street drugs are often represented as one thing but can unknowingly contain other substances such as fentanyl. RCMP said fentanyl may still be circulating in the province.

Anyone concerned about the presence of fentanyl or carfentanil is urged not touch the illicit drugs and call 911 immediately.

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