A Saskatoon man is facing drug trafficking charges after refusing to stop for police early this morning.
At approximately 2:20 a.m., December 12, 2018, Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) patrol officers observed a 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer traveling without any lights on near Preston Avenue South and Willis Crescent. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop as the suspect vehicle exited onto Circle Drive. As the vehicle began to slow, officers observed several small bags being thrown out the window from the vehicle. The driver stopped momentarily, then proceeded to evade police at a high rate of speed.
The Air Support Unit (ASU), tracked the suspect vehicle to an acreage on Valley Road, just outside of city limits. ASU members observed the driver abandon the vehicle in a ditch and run inside a residence. Members of the SPS and RCMP arrived and searched the home. The male suspect was located in the basement where he was taken into custody without incident. Police located three bags of Methamphetamine that had been thrown from the vehicle, weighing 85g in total. Fourteen grams of cocaine and a can of bear spray were located inside of the suspect vehicle. The homeowners were not connected to the suspect and not aware that their home had been entered until police arrived.
A 25-year-old Saskatoon man is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, Break and Enter, Dangerous Driving, Evade Police and Breach of Recognizance.