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.
Police stopped the vehicle, which did not have active registration, in the back lane of Sheppard Avenue around 5:20 p.m. Sunday, December 16th. The driver was found to be in possession of brass knuckles, a folding knife and had four outstanding warrants for his arrest.
Police also found 36 grams of meth on the floor of the vehicle.
A 36-year-old Kevin Raymond Yestrau faces charges of possessing meth for the purpose of trafficking, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, possessing a weapon contrary to a prohibition order, two counts of failure to comply with a recognizance, and four counts of failure to comply with a probation order.
Methamphetamine is a real problem in Canada, the majority of people involved are youth and older teenagers. There is a study conducted by Winnipeg Police department about how people on meth are no longer productive, so they have to find other ways to get money to fuel their addiction and get more drugs. People on meth turn to pity theft and other, more serious crimes. Bike theft, residential break-ins, garage theft is now a rising problem in the city.
Police had put a lot of effort and people into the investigation, for the last couple of years crime level is on the rise in Canada and the situation demands more manpower and recourses to stop the increase of crime, to prevent new groups and organizations from occurring and committing the crime in Canada.