3 drug busts in 3 days in Manitoba

3 drug busts in 3 days in Manitoba, Vladimir Volenyuk

Drug trafficking problem is on a rise in Canada for the last couple of years. Winnipeg authorities started a full-scale investigation into city`s meth problem. As per Winnipeg Police, there is a spike in meth-related crime incidents, like property theft, residential break-ins, unreasonable anger towards each other (meth users) and other people around them, violent attacks, some ending up in lethal outcomes for victims, lately there were three deadly beatings in just three days in the city, one of the incidents is already connected to meth use, two other cases are still under investigation. Opioid use continues to be a public-health crisis with just under 4,000 deaths across Canada in 2017 and over 3,000 in 2016.

RCMP have a total of eight people in custody after three unrelated drug busts, each one day apart, in northern Manitoba this week.

On Thursday, November 8th, officers seized approximately 58 grams of cocaine as well as drug trafficking paraphernalia from a home on Granite Crescent in Thompson. A 41-year-old woman and 31-year-old man were arrested for possession with the purpose of trafficking.

A day later, November 9th, police searched a residence in Paint Lake Provincial Park and found around 263 grams of cocaine, 76 grams of crack cocaine, and several pellet guns. A 45-year-old woman and 45-year-old man, both from Liz Lake were arrested.

On November 10th, a search of a home in Norway House turned up an unspecified amount of meth, as well as trafficking equipment. Two men and two women, between the ages of 28 and 58, were all arrested at the time.

Unfortunately meth and other drug trafficking is a rising problem in Manitoba and Canada overall, hopefully, police and local authorities will really concentrate on dedicating the funds and resolving this issue. 

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