Police have charged 16 people with trafficking prescription drugs in the Yorkton area.

The charges come after a six-month joint investigation by several RCMP detachments in the region. Mounties seized two pickup trucks, two SUVs and a car.

The following suspects are charged with drug trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime:

- Keitha Cote, 41, of Kamsack

- Antoine (Tony) Quewezance, 57, of Kamsack

- Melissa Quewezance, 28, of Kamsack

- James Ray, 49, of Pelly

- John (Jack) Shingoose, 60, of the Cote First Nation

- Gerald Papequash, 52, of the Cote First Nation

- Edna Badger, 46, of the Cote First Nation

- Wesley Whitehawk, 29, of the Cote First Nation

- Thomas Quewezance, 59, of the Keeseekoose First Nation

- Clarence Papequash, 58, of the Key First Nation

- Kimberly Anderson, 46, of Springside

- Phillip Wayne Langan, 42, of Yorkton

- Gurjit Singh Sembhi, 50, of Yorkton

- Chester Acoose, 46, of Yorkton

- Sidney Peepeetch, 66, of the Little Bone First Nation

- Ashley Peepeetch, 33, of the Little Bone First Nation

Court dates are set for Feb. 7 in Yorkton and Feb. 16 in Kamsack.

RCMP are continuing their investigation and expect to make further arrests in the next few days.