Two B.C. natives have been freed on bail after they were arrested last week in Estevan on drug related offences.
Ryan Latham and Sevker Aemon, who are both 18, were arrested July 10 by the Estevan Police Service and made their first appearance in court on Thursday.
According to a press release from the EPS, officers arrested Aemon, who is from Pitt Meadows, B.C., on July 10 and charged him with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime.
Aemon’s arrest also led to local officers obtaining a pair of search warrants, which they executed on multiple units at a local hotel. The searches proved fruitful as they resulted in the arrest of Latham, a native of Maple Ridge B.C., who was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of counterfeit currency.
The EPS also noted that $8,000 worth of cocaine was seized in the arrests along with $900 in cash. A quantity of counterfeit currency was also seized.
Each man was freed on $2,500 bail and although they will be allowed to return to their homes in B.C., both will have to abide by a number of conditions.
Latham’s next appearance in court was scheduled for Aug. 16. Aemon’s next appearance was set for July 23 out of concerns that he might not be able to make bail and may need a change to his status.