Police seize meth, cocaine and fentanyl during raids of three Manitoba homes

WINNIPEG — Manitoba RCMP seized a number of different types of drugs, including meth and cocaine, during searches of three Portage la Prairie, Man., homes.

Around 6 a.m. on Feb. 26, officers simultaneously conducted three separate search warrants at homes in the community.

At one home, located on 1st Street NW, police seized a firearm, pellet gun, ammunition, cannabis, methamphetamine, cocaine, and a substance believed to be fentanyl/carfentanil.

At another home, located on 5th Avenue, officers seized a gun, ammunition and methamphetamine.

At the third home, located on 5th Street NE, police seized methamphetamine, several guns, a vehicle, and a large number of prescription drugs. Officers allege these prescription drugs are connected to a break and enter at a pharmacy in Portage la Prairie on Feb. 17.

In total, Mounties seized more than a kilogram of methamphetamine, three ounces of cocaine, a small amount of what appears to be fentanyl/carfentanil, money, four guns, a pellet gun, and a large amount of prescription drugs.

Jeremy Whincup, 50, and Kayla Whitford, 31, were arrested and charged with a number of offences, including four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking (methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl and hydromorphone).

Both suspects are in custody.

Five other adults, including a 24-year-old man, a 26-year-old man, a 27-year-old woman, a 35-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man, were arrested, charged and released for a later court date. A 16-year-old female was also arrested, charged and released for a later court date.

None of the charges have been proven in court.

Police continue to investigate the incident.

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