July 22, 2019 10:06 am

Crystal meth, cocaine seized in Onion Lake, Sask., bust: RCMP

RCMP say they found cannabis, crystal meth and cocaine in Onion Lake, Sask., on July 18.

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Members of the Saskatchewan RCMP crime reduction team (CRT) said they seized crystal meth and cocaine during a bust in Onion Lake.

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On July 18, the CRT was in the area looking for a man wanted on numerous warrants related to alleged assault and firearm offences when they noticed several people outside a home in the community, police said in a release.

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RCMP said the people outside the house denied knowing where the man was.

Officers then searched the area, where they reportedly found a man matching the suspect description hiding in the tall grass, according to police. He was arrested.

Police said cannabis and a large quantity of Canadian currency were also seized, along with the crystal meth and cocaine.

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Philip Scott Heathen, 35, is facing 12 charges, including possession for the purpose of trafficking, assault with a weapon, assaulting a peace officer and escaping lawful custody.

Heathen will be back in Lloydminster provincial court on July 22.

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