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. It appears that Manitoba’s “Grand Plan” for combating illicit drugs is being postponed.
The long-awaited plan to combat the meth-crisis in Manitoba may not begin as expected.
Health Minister Cameron Friesen promised a plan to overcome the local methamphetamine crisis in October, but on Tuesday morning, a report from a new task force to combat drug trafficking said the plan would not be available to the public until June 2019.
The three-level task force includes provincial, federal, and municipal leaders who will jointly respond to the rapid increase in the use and distribution of methamphetamine throughout the province.
A 28-year-old Winnipeg man has been arrested following an incident in which he allegedly invaded a home on Mountain Avenue dressed as a police officer.
When police responded to the scene on the afternoon of Jan. 4, officers say they found the suspect struggling with a 67-year-old man and threatening to kill the man’s family. Investigators say the suspect forced his way into the home dressed as a police officer and demanded to see the victim’s young daughters.
When officers searched his belongings, police say they found a clown mask and a possible weapon made from a chainsaw chain and bicycle parts as well as a club made from bicycle parts.
Police also believe the suspect was under the influence of meth while committing the alleged crimes.
The task of the target group is to develop practical recommendations for combating the use and distribution of meth and other illegal drugs, including opioids and cocaine. It will be co-chaired by Deputy Minister of Health Karen Hurd and Michael Jack, chief specialist in corporate services for the city.
Their work will be to identify areas for improvement of existing programs related to prevention, treatment, and containment. They will also identify areas for improvement in law enforcement, seek advice from medical, social and law enforcement agencies and much more.
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.