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Swan River RCMP Project Results in Multiple Arrests

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RCMP executed three search warrants in the community of Mafeking and one in Swan River as part of Project Disentangle. These searches resulted in cocaine, illegal cannabis, Canadian currency and drug paraphernalia being seized.
RCMP arrested and charged the following individuals:
• 33-year-old, Jennifer Chartrand of Swan River is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine x 2
• 24-year-old, Steven Gott of Shoal River First Nation is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine x 3
• 29-year-old, Travis Howdle of Swan River is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine x 5 and Possession of Property obtained by Crime.
• 25-year-old, Howard Leask of Swan River is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine x 2.
• 26-year-old, Chelsea Taylor of Swan River is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine.
• 20-year-old, Brenna Woiken-Thompson of Swan River is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine x 2, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.
• 27-year-old, Courtney Young of Swan River is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine x 5.
• 26-year-old, Devon Howdle of Swan River is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine and Possession of Property obtained by Crime.
• 34-year-old, Allan Cote of Mafeking is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possessing Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling (under the Cannabis Act)and Firearms offences.
Project Disentangle ran from Nov. 9 until Feb. 15 and involved numerous officers from Swan River, and neighbouring detachments, and RCMP Police Dog Services. The project focused on the drug trade in the Swan Valley area.
Those who produce and traffic illicit drugs destroy lives, homes, and communities. The RCMP remains fully committed to enforcing laws against illicit drugs to their fullest extent.
RCMP continue to investigate.

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