Regina police charge man, woman after drugs, weapons found during traffic stop

The Regina Police Service (RPS) has charged a man and a woman with multiple weapons and drug offences following a traffic stop last week on Thursday night.

Members of the Regina Police Street Gangs Unit were conducting a firearms and drug investigation just after 9:30 p.m. on April 7 when officers stopped a vehicle on the 2000 block of McTavish Street.

Additional police officers were called in to assist with the situation, including members of the SWAT and Canine units, after investigators had reason to believe firearms were in the vehicle, according to a release from RPS on Monday.

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Police say initial attempts to have the suspects exit the vehicle were not successful, which led officers to bring in “a tool used to break windows from a distance.”

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Following the deployment of the tool, three suspects vacated the vehicle and were taken into custody without further incident.

Upon a search of the vehicle and the suspects, officers found a loaded gun, ammunition, methamphetamine, fentanyl, Canadian currency and other items consistent with drug trafficking.

Regina police have charged 28-year-old Cain Michael Lindahl and 36-year-old Clara Vanessa Rainville as a result of this investigation.

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Lindahl faces nine charges, including three counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.

Rainville has five charges, including possession of a weapon and possession of a scheduled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Both made their first court appearance on April 8.

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