Estevan Police Service members executed a search warrant on Sunday evening at a residence in the area of 13th Avenue and Ninth Street.
Police seized suspected liquid psilocybin, also known as liquid magic mushrooms. A 22-year-old male from Neepawa, Manitoba, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and two counts of breaching the conditions of his release, stemming from a conviction in Manitoba earlier in the year.
The male is scheduled to appear in court on October 6 to answer to the charges.
As a result of this investigation, Estevan Police are continuing to investigate the 22-year-old male for possibly importing the controlled substance into Canada.
Police say they will provide more information as it becomes available.
In other local police news, officers are investigating a theft from a yard in the northeast area of the city on Saturday night. A group of people entered a yard at a residence near Albert Street and Bannatyne Avenue. Police did not locate the group responsible, and the file is still under investigation.
While looking for that group, police located a tree that had touched a power line and started to arc. Estevan Fire and Rescue Services and SaskPower attended to fix the problem.
Officers were called to a false alarm in the industrial area of the city.
Police responded to a central area residence for an intoxicated male who was causing a disturbance. He was arrested and lodged in cells until he was sober.
Officers were called to a north end bar parking lot, where a group of at least six people were involved in a fight. When police arrived, the fighting had stopped but emotions were high. The involved parties were sent on their way and no further action was needed.
Police stopped a vehicle on Fifth Street and Fifth Avenue, and the driver of the car refused to provide a breath sample into a roadside screening device. He was charged accordingly, and held until he was sober.
An Edmonton man was arrested for being intoxicated in public at the 7-11 on King Street. He was held until sober, and charged under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Act for public intoxication.
Police arrested a 22-year-old male for being intoxicated in public after he walked in the front doors of the police station.
Officers were called to St. Joseph's Hospital on Friday night, on a report that a man had been assaulted. The alleged assault occurred at the 7-11 on King Street. The male sustained injuries and was being treated by staff at the hospital when police arrived. Officer have obtained video from 7-11, and have identified one suspect already, but there might be as many as nine others who were involved, and need to be arrested for assault. Police are still investigating, and if there are witnesses who wish to come forward, they should contact the police. Officers are encouraging the suspects to turn themselves in.
Officers were called to a residential area near the 7-11 for another report of an assault. All parties went their separate ways for the night, and no further action was needed.
Police stopped a vehicle that had expired plates. In the vehicle was a male who had just been assaulted. The male declined to give police a statement about the assault.
Members responded to a couple noise complaints that were resolved without charges.
Police were called to fights outside an east end bar. Most of the parties left on their own. One was arrested but was later released to the care of his wife.
A window was smashed at a north end restaurant and lounge. The accused person was located, and dealt with accordingly. The responsible party also was willing to cover the cost of repairs.
Police are investigating a theft from a local clothing store that occurred on Thursday. A person came into the store, removed a pair of boots from the shelf, took them to the counter, provided and old bill of sale and had the money put onto his card. He then left the store.
A traffic stop led to a charge for possession under 30 grams of marijuana. A male suspect was stopped, and there was a strong smell of marihuana coming from the vehicle. He produced an expired licence that allowed him to carry 90 grams. As the licence was outdated, he was charged accordingly.
While on patrol, police noticed a vehicle stopped at a flashing yellow light. The vehicle was stopped and a breath demand was made. A sample was obtained, and the reading was an “F.” Two more samples were later obtained, and both resulted in an “F.” The person was charged with impaired driving and driving over .08.
A male was found behind the wheel of his vehicle with the engine running, wearing a seat belt and the window down. He was also asleep. When he was woke up, he said that he was just warming up. A breath sample demand made. The driver blew an “A” and a 24-hour suspension was issued.