Three people have been charged after a high-risk traffic stop in Regina Thursday morning.
Police said officers were on Broad Street and Fourth Avenue around 4 a.m. when they saw a van with a license plate that did not match the vehicle. The officers confirmed the vehicle was stolen.
The traffic stop resulted in two men and one woman being arrested.
Police said a handgun-style pellet gun was found under one of the men’s seats. One of the people arrested allegedly gave officers two different false names. Police found government-issued identification for the other two people arrested.
Officers reportedly found a backpack containing a drug that turned out to be methamphetamine, as well as morphine pills and measuring and packaging items consistent with drug trafficking.
Police arrested 31-year-old Cassidy Axton Ewenin, 33-year-old Nicole Virginia Albert and 33-year-old Ashley Vernon Watson, all of Regina. They’ve all been charged with stealing the van.
Watson also faces drug charges, two charges of obstructing a peace officer, three charges of identity fraud and a weapons charge.
All three appeared in Provincial Court Thursday afternoon.