Thursday, January 14, 2016

Man banned from Blood Reserve returns, faces new trafficking charges

Kyle Saddleback
Blood Tribe Police Service

On Monday, January 11, 2016, Blood Tribe Police Service (BTPS) Crime Reduction Unit (CRU), with the assistance of BTPS Patrols initiated a search of a residence in the town of Standoff on the Blood Indian Reserve. Investigation at the scene lead to the arrest of Kyle Mitchell Saddleback and the seizure of a significant amount of illicit drugs. Kyle Mitchell Saddleback was on release conditions for previous charges and had been served papers through a Blood Band Council Resolution not to be on the Blood Indian Reserve.

  • 109 grams of suspected crack cocaine (Street Value in Standoff of $10,900).
  • 359 tablets of suspected fentanyl (Street Value in Standoff of 17,950). 
Kyle Mitchell Saddleback of no fixed address was arrested at the scene and charged with:
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine [Section  5(2) CDSA],
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Fentanyl[Section  5(2) CDSA],
  • Breach of Recognizance x 9 [Section 145(3) CC],
  • Breach of a Band Council Resolution [Section 30 Indian Act].

Kyle Mitchell Saddleback was remanded in custody to appear in court on Thursday, January 14, 2016, in Lethbridge, Alberta for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information about this matter is asked to contact the Blood Tribe Police Service at 403-737-3800 or at or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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