Two arrested by N.B. RCMP gang unit appear in court on weapons, drug charges

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Two people arrested by the North Battleford RCMP gang unit in a drug bust appeared in provincial court.

Tyson Goller, 33, of North Battleford, and Danielle Becker, 36, of Saskatoon, are charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of MDMA (Ecstacy) for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, unauthorized possession of a firearm, unsafe storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm when knowing possession is unauthorized, and possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition.

The two were arrested Sept. 10 after the RCMP Gang Task Force/Street Enforcement Team raided a residence in North Battleford on the 1300 block of 96 Street. The Battlefords RCMP Detachment and the North Battleford Provincial General Investigations Section assisted.

Police seized a prohibited handgun, 200 rounds of ammunition and other weapons. They also seized about $6,000 in Canadian currency, 276 grams of cocaine, one kg of illicit marijuana, four grams of MDMA and quantities of other unidentified substances believed to be illicit drugs.

Goller and Becker were released. They appeared in North Battleford Provincial Court Oct. 26 and the charges against them were read. They are now scheduled to appear in court Nov. 30.

Anyone with information regarding drug trafficking, or any other crime in the Battlefords, is urged to call the North Battleford RCMP at 306-446-1720 or Saskatchewan Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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