Two arrested by N. B. RCMP gang unit appear in court

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Two people arrested by the RCMP Gang Task had more court appearances but the matters were adjourned.

Matthew Greer, 34, of Biggar, and Rae Ahenakew, 40, of Mosquito First Nation, were scheduled to enter pleas in North Battleford Provincial Court on Nov. 23.

They were arrested Sept. 2 after police say they saw two parked vehicles “interacting” with one another in a parking lot on Railway Avenue. Police also noticed weapons in one of the vehicles and one of the occupants was known to have an outstanding arrest warrant.

Police searched the vehicle and found a firearm, weapons, a Taser, quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana.

Desiree Hinse, 24, of Biggar, and Shynia Skeavington, 24, of Mosquito First Nation, were also arrested.

They were charged with weapons and drug offences.

Greer is scheduled to enter a plea in North Battleford Provincial Court on Jan. 25, 2021.

Ahenakew is scheduled to enter a plea on Jan. 12, 2021.

Both Skeavnington and Hinse failed to appear in North Battleford Provincial Court and bench warrants for their arrest were issued

Lisa Joy, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Battlefords Regional News-Optimist