Following a routine call to break up a brawl, Winnipeg police claim they found nearly $15,000 worth of cocaine and crack. Ten people were then detained.
According to the police, around five in the morning on Sunday, May 7th, they were summoned to an apartment on Hargrave Street where they allegedly spotted cocaine in plain sight. Police claim that during a search they found 30.5 grams of crack worth around $5,000 and 93 grams of powdered cocaine with an estimated street value of $9,300.
Police reported that they also confiscated five mobile phones, about $10,000 in cash, and other trafficking-related items.
Three women between the ages of 19 and 20, four males in their 20s, and three young boys – a 13-year-old and two 15-year-olds – were all accused of having more than $5,000 in profits from crime and of having cocaine in their possession for the aim of trafficking.
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It should also be recalled that on Tuesday, May 2nd, Winnipeg police discovered more than just a suspected death at a residence in the 200 block of Foxmeadow Drive. Officers looked into it and found a meth lab that wasn’t working. An elderly woman, 70, and a male, 37, were taken out of the house during the operation to guarantee their safety while dangerous items were removed. While the WFPS hazmat team assisted with decontamination, the WPS clandestine lab team was deployed to remove lab supplies and equipment. A separate trash management business carefully disposed of any dangerous items. The residents and present WFPS and WPS personnel didn’t report any other injuries. An autopsy on the man’s body was performed at the hospital.