A woman awaiting sentencing in connection with Prince Albert’s largest-ever cocaine bust was arrested again over the weekend and picked up more cocaine-related charges.
Kelsey Bear, 22, was arrested by members of Prince Albert’s Integrated Street Enforcement Team after a traffic stop Friday. Police said they pulled over a black SUV at the intersection of 11th St. E. and Fourth Ave. E., and when Bear was searched she was found to have 14.2 g of cocaine on her person along with hydromorphone pills, marijuana, a digital scale, two cell phones, plastic baggies, and cash.
Bear was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of the proceeds of crime. She was also charged with breaching an undertaking, as she was previously ordered not to possess drugs or mobile devices. The SUV was impounded, police said, as Bear did not have a valid driver’s licence.
This was not the first time Bear was accused of cocaine-related crimes. Bear turned herself in to police in January of 2017, after a warrant was issued for her arrest in connection with more than 11 kg of cocaine found inside an unoccupied apartment unit. At the time of her arrest Friday, Police said she was awaiting sentencing for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking in connection with the major bust.
Bear made her first court appearance Monday morning in Prince Albert Provincial Court, police said. She is presumed innocent at this stage.
Editor's Note: This story has been closed to commenting as the matter is currently before the courts.
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