Fentanyl, firearms bust in Stoughton, Sask.


RCMP have taken three people into custody after fentanyl was discovered during two search warrants were executed in and around Stoughton, Sask. Wednesday morning.

According to police, the first search warrant by the Saskatchewan Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) was done at a residence in the 300 block of Forget Street.

A second search was executed northeast of Stoughton at a rural residence in the RM of Tecumseh.

The search warrants were in relation to a month’s long investigation into criminal activity.

Three men were taken into custody and police said no guns were discharged during the incident. RCMP also said despite earlier reports, a standoff did not occur during the investigation, which is still continuing.

Twenty-Four year-old Dustin Rowlands of Stoughton, Sask., 25-year-old James Thomas of Edmonton and 25-year-old Randy Payton also from Stoughton are all facing charges for possession of fentanyl, stolen property and possession of firearms.

CFSEU was assisted by RCMP emergency response teams from Saskatchewan and Manitoba, RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime, Saskatchewan Police Dog Services, Weyburn Police Service and the Estevan Police Service.

All three men will make their first court appearance on February 17.