Two adults, a 46 year-old male and a 42 year-old female were arrested in Regina following an investigation into the theft and trafficking of prescription medications.  A 17 year-old is also facing a single drug possession charge.

Throughout the month of April, the Regina Integrated Drug Enforcement Street Team had been investigating numerous thefts from at a pharmacy in the 4100 block of Albert Street.

On April 25, 2015, as part of this investigation, police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle leaving the store at approximately 6:00 a.m.  The driver of the vehicle, a 46 year-old male, was taken into custody without incident.  A search of the vehicle revealed several bottles of prescription medication containing, in total, more than 600 pills, including Kadian (morphine) Hydromorphone, and a quantity of Methamphetamine.

A search warrant was obtained for the suspect’s home in the 2900 block of Queen Street, and a search of the house revealed approximately 350 more pills, including Diazepam, Lorazepam, Dilantin and Cyclobenzaprine.  Two stolen motorcycles were also recovered in the search, as well as small quantities of cannabis resin and marijuana.  A 42 year-old woman and a 17 year-old male youth were also arrested at this time.

Forty-six year-old Kenneth Darin Orchin (46) and Stacey Orchin (42) face a total of 13 charges. They made their first court appearances on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2015.

The 17 year-old, who cannot be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with Possession of a Scheduled Substance (cannabis resin).  The youth was released and is set to appear in Youth Court on June 25, 2015.



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