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Arrest made, significant amount of drugs seized

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Compiled by Shari Narine








   (Photo: Blood Tribe Police Service)



July 27, 2016. An arrest on the Blood Indian Reserve has resulted in the arrest of one man and the seizure of drugs with a street value of close to $2,000 in Standoff. On July 25, Blood Tribe Police Service Crime Reduction Unit, with the assistance of BTPS Community Policing Division, arrested Dakota Aaron Laderoute, 19, of the Edmonton area, in the townsite area of Standoff. Investigation at the scene lead to a seizure of a significant amount of illicit drugs and cash. Seized were crack cocaine, diazepam, fentanyl, suspected oxycodone, and $2,490 in cash. Laderoute faces a variety of possession for the purpose of trafficking charges, identity fraud and obstruction of a peace officer. Laderoute also had five warrants for his arrest from the Edmonton Police Service. Laderoute was remanded in custody to appear in court on July 28, in Lethbridge for a bail hearing via CCTV.