Drug Charges Follow Traffic Stop on O’Chiese First Nation


Rocky Mountain House, Alberta – On July 26, 2017, an alert RCMP officer working on the O’Chiese First Nation observed a Ford Expedition being driven by an adult female who has many previous convictions for driving while disqualified. The vehicle was pulled over and the arresting officer located numerous different types of prescription drugs and illegal narcotics in her possession. The investigation revealed the driver had allegedly been trafficking drugs prior to the police stop and has been previously convicted of drug trafficking.
Melvina Saskatchewan, a 47 year old resident of the O’Chiese First Nation, has been charged with possession of cocaine and methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, driving a motor vehicle while disqualified and other serious charges.
After numerous community consultations and meetings with the Clearwater Police Advisory Committee, Rocky Mountain House Detachment devised a strategic plan to reduce the amount of illegal drugs in the community.  In the last week, Rocky Mountain House RCMP have charged five different individuals with possession of illegal drugs and/or drug trafficking.
If you have any information about this, or any other crime(s), please call the Rocky Mountain House Detachment at 403-845-2882, or if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.