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Homes searched, 4 charged in fentanyl trafficking bust in Saskatoon

Four people are facing charges after a fentanyl trafficking investigation by Saskatoon police. File / Global News

A fentanyl trafficking investigation by the Saskatoon police has resulted in charges against four people after several homes in the city were searched by officers.

Police said it started when a man and a woman were arrested in a parking lot in the 3200 block of Preston Avenue South after officers said they spotted activity consistent with drug trafficking.

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A search of the 19-yer-old woman turned up almost 11 grams of fentanyl, 14 grams of cannabis and a ringing cellphone, police said.

She is charged with fentanyl trafficking, possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime.

The 41-year-old man had meth, hydromorph contin capsules, over $1000 in cash and a cellphone in his procession, police added and is charged with meth possession.

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Police said they then executed searches at four homes: the 400 block of Hunter Road, the 200 block of Kloppenburg Way, the 1200 block Wright Crescent and the 400 block Fairmont Drive.

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Officers seized 28.8 grams of fentanyl, 177 grams of cannabis, over $3,000 in cash, four cellphones and drug paraphernalia inside the Hunter Road home, police said.

A 32-year-old man attempting to flee the home is facing charges of fentanyl trafficking, possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime.

Police said 9-mm ammunition, 5.9 grams of psilocybin and a large number of cellphones were seized at the other homes.

A 31-year-old man is facing charges of possessing ammunition while prohibited.

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