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Blood Tribe police charge four with unlawful confinement


By Lethbridge Herald on March 4, 2023.

Four people have been charged with various criminal offenses following a police bust at a Blood Tribe residence Thursday.

The Blood Tribe Police Service responded to a 911 call reporting that an individual was being held against his will. Police were also told there were firearms in the home, one of which had been fired inside the residence.

According to a news release issued by the Blood Tribe Police Service, officers raided the home to ensure the safety of the victim inside. Several individuals were arrested and the alleged victim was found inside with no visible injuries.

During a search of the residence and vehicles, police found 56 grams of suspected fentanyl, two firearms, two replica firearms, edged weapons, drug paraphernalia, and Canadian currency. Crazy Indian Brotherhood leather vests, flags, and other support gear were also found inside the home.

Charles William Good Striker, 36, of the Blood Tribe, is charged with possession of firearms in contravention of a firearms prohibition order, knowingly possessing a firearm, personation, obstruction, careless use of a firearm, unlawful confinement, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Good Striker was remanded into custody to appear in Cardston provincial court on March 13.

Craig Cassidy Sweetgrass, 38, of the Blood Tribe, was charged with possession of firearms in contravention of a firearms prohibition order, drug possession, breach of a release order, personation, obstruction, careless use of a firearm, unlawful confinement, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Sweet Grass was remanded into custody to appear in Cardston provincial court on Monday.

Vernon Eagle Plume, 32, and Ross Gary Scout, 37, both of the Blood Tribe, are charged with unlawful confinement. Plume was released to appear in court Monday, while Scout was released to appear in court March 13.

Anyone with information about this matter or any other matter is asked to contact the Blood Tribe Police Service at 403-737-3800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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pursuit diver

This is not uncommon to those on reserves. You see this more often in Ontario and Quebec where there are reserves with coasts that are also border the US, and usually family is threatened during smuggling operations.