Meth, Cocaine, Marijuana and Cash Seized in Melfort Drug Bust

(Last Updated On: January 19, 2018)

On January 18, 2018, Melfort RCMP in combination with the Prince Albert Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) conducted a Controlled Substances and Drugs Act (CDSA) investigation resulting in the arrest of two individuals. Varying quantities of drugs (including methamphetamine, cocaine and marihuana) were seized along with a quantity of cash. 

38-year-old Lawrence Buhay of Melfort, Saskatchewan is charged with:

  • Possession of Proceeds of Crime, Section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code x 2
  • Trafficking Crystal Methamphetamine, Section 5(1) of the CDSA x2
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Marihuana, Section 5(2) of the CDSA
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Crystal Methamphetamine, Section 5(2) of the CDSA
  • Possession of Cocaine, Section 4(1) of the CDSA
  • Possession of Cannabis Resin, Section 4(1) of the CDSA

18-year-old Maury Nicholson of Melfort, Saskatchewan is charged with:

  • Possession of Proceeds of Crime, Section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code x 2
  • Trafficking Crystal Methamphetamine, Section 5(1) of the CDSA x2
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Marihuana, Section 5(2) of the CDSA
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Crystal Methamphetamine, Section 5(2) of the CDSA
  • Possession of Cocaine, Section 4(1) of the CDSA
  • Possession of Cannabis Resin, Section 4(1) of the CDSA

Buhay and Nicholson are scheduled to appear in Melfort Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on January 23, 2018.

The Saskatchewan Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit is a province-wide integrated policing task force with units in Prince Albert as well as in Saskatoon and Regina. CFSEU was formed with a mandate to target criminal organizations operating within the participating agencies jurisdictions.

Released January 19th, 2018 – Melfort RCMP