A hefty amount of drugs were seized during a traffic stop earlier this month, resulting in the arrests of two local residents. 

According to a recent provincial release, Saskatchewan RCMP’s Saskatchewan Trafficking Response Team (STRT) conducted a traffic stop in the city as part of an ongoing investigation in the area. 

Scott Bolton of Swift Current fled from officers when the vehicle was stopped, but police located and arrested the 36-year-old soon after. Pennant’s 35-year-old Bailey Bolton was also arrested. 

During the vehicle search, STRT found approximately 16 grams of cocaine, 10 grams of fentanyl, one gram of methamphetamine and drug trafficking paraphernalia. The illicit substances were seized for further investigation. 

“We will not tolerate the trafficking of street drugs into our communities. [On January 1] we warned Swift Current and surrounding communities of the presence of dangerous illicit drugs after two fatal suspected fentanyl overdoses,” says Sergeant Ryan How, from Saskatchewan RCMP’s Saskatchewan Enforcement Response Team. “While it is too early to determine whether these drugs were connected, officers from the Saskatchewan RCMP STRT are continually dedicated to investigating and disrupting drug trafficking networks. We are committed to locating and charging those who choose to traffic illicit drugs and threaten our communities’ safety.” 

Bailey Bolton and Scott Bolton are each charged with: 

- two counts, possession for the purpose of trafficking, Section 5(2), Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; and 

- one count, possession of the proceeds of crime, Section 354(1)(a), Criminal Code. 

Scott Bolton is also charged with: 

- one count, resist arrest, Section 129(a), Criminal Code; and 

- one count, breach of undertaking, Section 145(5.1), Criminal Code.