Drug bust made in Melita


A 38-year old male resident of Melita has been arrested, and faces multiple charges, following the execution of a search warrant on July 28 in Melita. RCMP say they located and seized “more than 24 ounces of Methamphetamine, 5 ounces of Marijuana, 56 grams of “shatter”, a small quantity of cocaine and hash, a firearm, and a small quantity of Canadian currency” at the residence.

“Our officers worked hard and their efforts were rewarded with a significant seizure of meth.” said Sgt. Ed Riglin, Acting Area Commander for the Westman RCMP Detachment. “These drugs would have had a profound effect in the community of Melita and the surrounding Westman area if this substance had been able to hit the streets.”

Richard Underwood has been charged with:

two counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance
Forcible Confinement
Utter Threats
Unsafe Storage of a Firearm
Failing to Comply with a Probation Order

Wetman RCMP continue to investigate.