Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former Mountie Accused of Selling Drugs in Toronto Can't Be Tried in Saskatchewan

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former Mountie Accused of Selling Drugs in Toronto Can't Be Tried in Saskatchewan

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Former Mountie no longer facing drug charges

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SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - A former Saskatchewan Mountie is no longer facing charges of drug trafficking.

Justice T.J. Keene has ruled that the courts in Saskatchewan have no jurisdiction to hear the charges.

Michael Chachula was a constable with the RCMP in Swift Current, Sask., when he was charged with trafficking cocaine and ecstasy in a Toronto bar.

Chachula was arrested and charged in Swift Current in January 2015.

Defence lawyer Barry Nychuk says the judge agreed with him that a person should be tried where the alleged offences were committed.

Federal Crown prosecutor Wade McBride says there are several options, including an appeal of the judge's ruling. …

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