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.
Winnipeg Police have shut down a meth lab, located in an apartment building in downtown Winnipeg in an apartment building in the River-Osborne area.
The lab was discovered Saturday when a contractor, who was called to deal with a water drip at a multi-family residence, stumbled upon the operation. The secret methamphetamine lab was located in the 100 block of Mayfair Avenue.
A 29-year-old man has been arrested and charged. In addition to possession and production of a controlled substance, police said the suspect has also been charged with mischief, alleging he became aggressive and damaged a holding cell while in custody.
As per police, the process required to cook drugs adds another element of risk. When they’re mixed and being cooked, they produce other chemicals that are even more toxic, typically gases, which is why we have trained individuals who go in full gear, with self-contained breathing, full suits.
Winnipeg city authorities started a full-scale investigation on the city`s meth problem. More manpower and resources are dedicated to the matter than in any of the previous year and the new special units and target groups created to fight methamphetamine production and distribution in Winnipeg. 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.