After a two-month investigation into violent drug trafficking in Regina, nine men, some members of the Native Syndicate street gang, are facing charges.
The men are between the ages of 18 and 40. All of them were arrested in Friday as part of Project SHRED – a public safety initiative involving Regina police’s Integrated Drug Enforcement Street Team and the Street Gang Unit.
Police said the investigation was started to look into a series of violent crimes with people involved in drug trafficking in Regina.
During the investigation, police said they collected evidence in the form of a gun, ammunition, replica guns, a machete, cash, and drugs like fentanyl, cocaine, meth, morphine, and marijuana.
All nine men made their first appearance on these charges on Monday. Twenty charges in all were read in court at the appearance. Jeremy John Arnold, 35, is facing seven charges, including instructing commission of a criminal offense for a criminal organization. The other eight men are all facing a charge of participation in a criminal organization, though the men’s names aren’t being released by police as the investigation is ongoing.