Drug trafficking problem is on a rise in Canada for the last couple of years. Winnipeg authorities started a full-scale investigation into the 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.
On Tuesday, March 12th Winnipeg police stopped a sedan in the Elmwood area after they noticed it was traveling without plates. When they pulled the car over, they noticed pepper spray.
Both the driver and passenger were detained and a search uncovered $600 of meth, $3,000 of fentanyl, $4,185 in cash, a small quantity of cannabis, as well as packaging material, a scale, and weapons.
The driver, a 32-year-old woman, and the male passenger, 35, were charged with unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, weapon possession, possessing a scheduled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and possessing proceeds of crime under $5,000.
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.
All of the recent statistics and police reports show that drugs of any kind are a big and constantly growing problem in Canada. Even though local police, provincial and government agencies put up a fight, work hard, dedicate a lot of manpower and recourses to fight the drug trafficking crime 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.