Two Regina females are facing drug trafficking charges arising out of a traffic stop by a Regina Police Service Patrol member at a restaurant drive-through.
At approximately 7:56 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25th, a patrol officer noticed a vehicle in one lane of a restaurant drive-through was in reverse, moving backwards toward a second vehicle, and the driver appeared to be falling asleep. The officer was concerned that the driver may be impaired so she approached the vehicle and got the driver’s attention. Further investigation led to the identity of the driver and the fact that she had an outstanding drug warrant. The female passenger also had a warrant under the Traffic Safety Act. Both women were arrested on their warrants. Subsequent investigation, which included a search warrant executed on the vehicle and a hotel room, led to the discovery of: a large quantity of cash, a quantity of what was suspected to be fentanyl, a quantity of methamphetamine, what appeared to be a loaded handgun, three cell phones and other items associated with drug trafficking. Both women were charged in connection with this incident.
Fifty year-old Shelley Marie LAROSE and 34 year-old Amber Lynn PELLETIER, both of Regina, are jointly charged with:
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance (methamphetamine) for the Purpose of Trafficking [5(2) CDSA];
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance (fentanyl) for the Purpose of Trafficking [5(2) CDSA];
In addition, LAROSE is charged with:
- Possession of a Weapon [88 CC]; and
- Carrying a Concealed Weapon [90 CC].
Both LAROSE and PELLETIER made their first court appearances on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 26, 2020.