Blood Tribe Police respond to the sentencing of Kyle Saddleback

Kyle Mitchell Saddleback (DOB: 1986/05/13) of Maskwacis, Alberta was charged with several drug related charges on the Blood Indian Reserve in 2015.  On March 10, 2016 in provincial court in Lethbridge he plead guilty to two charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in relation to the fentanyl and cocaine trade in the community.  In exchange numerous other charges related to breaching release conditions and being on the Blood Indian Reserve contrary to a Band Council Resolution banning him were withdrawn.  He was sentenced to 3 years in federal penitentiary and received credit for 201 days that he has already served during remand.

The Blood Tribe Police Service is very pleased that severe sentences are being levied upon those being convicted in relation to the distribution of drugs in the community.  Many lives have been lost or ruined and resources expended to address these issues.  It is reassuring that the courts recognize the severity of the problem and it is reflected in the sentences imposed.

The Blood Tribe Police Service continues to receive active community support to identify and apprehend those involved in the illicit drug trade.  It encourages the general public to continue to submit tips to their anonymous tip email, [email protected] .

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