A man from Balgonie Sask. was arrested following an investigation that led to over 2,000 grams of fentanyl being seized.

On, July 8, the Regina Police Service Drug Unit, the Street Crimes Unit, and the K9 unit completed an investigation concerning drug trafficking in the area. 

A search warrant was executed on a residence in Balgonie, and as a result of the enforcement, 39-year-old Mathew James McDonald of Balgonie was arrested and charged.

The following was seized during the execution of the search warrant:

  • 2169.31 grams of fentanyl;
  • 1418.01 grams of cocaine;
  • 914.14 grams of methamphetamine;
  • $8,765 in Canadian Currency;
  • Sawed-off .22 calibre rifle:
  • Digital scales, packaging and other items to support cocaine trafficking.

McDonald was charged with the following offences:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine - S.5(2) CDSA;
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine – S. 5(2) CDSA;
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl – S. 5(2) CDSA;
  • Proceeds Over $5000 - S.355(a) CC;
  • Careless use of a firearm/ Contravention of storage regulations – S. 86(2) CC;
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm – S. 91 CC.

McDonald made his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court on July 11.