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.
Last Sunday, March 3rd a teenager was killed during a violent home invasion at night. Responding police shot the 29-year-old suspect, who remains in critical condition.
The city’s Filipino community has banded together in an effort to support the boy’s family and raise funds for memorial expenses. MLA Jon Reyes (St. Norbert), who said he got involved because he knows the family of Jaime “Jimboy” Adao personally, said on Monday that a GoFundMe fundraiser in Jaime’s memory is close to reaching its goal.
As of Monday afternoon, the fundraiser had reached over $8,984, with a goal of $10,000.
The brutal home invasion happened at a home in the 700 block of McGee Street around 9 p.m., while a 17-year-old boy was home alone with his grandmother.
Officers found a man attacking a teenager, Jaime Adao with a weapon. In order to stop the attack, police had to shoot the attacker.
Please visit a link below to donate and help the family of Jaime Adao:
Police chief Danny Smyth updated media on the investigation at a community meeting Friday night at Maples Collegiate.
“Our early indications from our investigators is that he may have been using meth beforehand,” Smyth said.
Even though local police, provincial and government agencies put up a fight, work hard, dedicate a lot of manpower and recourses to fight the meth problem in our country, it is just not enough! Some big changes need to be done on a national level to change this and make our society safe for all of us, especially our children and young teenagers.