Drug trafficking charges laid against O'Chiese woman

By Keanna Nelson (B94 Newsroom)
July 27, 2017 - 12:21pm

A woman faces drug related charges after her vehicle was pulled over by police.

On July 26, a Rocky Mountain House RCMP officer, who was working on the O’Chiese First Nation, observed a Ford Expedition being driven by a female with numerous previous convictions for driving while disqualified.

The officer pulled the vehicle over and located numerous types of prescription drugs and illegal narcotics in the woman's possession. RCMP say she had allegedly been trafficking drugs and has been convicted of drug trafficking prior to being stopped by police.

Melvina Saskatchewan, 47, of the O'Chiese First Nation has been charged with possession of cocaine and methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, driving a motor vehicle while disqualified and other serious charges.

After numerous community consultations and meetings with the Clearwater Police Advisory Committee, the Rocky Mountain House Detachment devised a strategic plan to reduce the amount of illegal drugs in the community. 

In the last week, Rocky Mountain House RCMP have charged five different individuals with possession of illegal drugs and/or drug trafficking. 

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