5 arrested and 3 behind bars after WPS drug bust

Three people have been jailed after the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) guns and gangs unit made a drug bust on Thursday.

In November last year, the unit began a drug investigation that led them to the 300 block of Hargrave Street, police said.

On Friday, WPS said officers got a search warrant for a suite and vehicle.

When police got there, there were multiple people there and three suspects tried to run away, off the balcony and onto the building’s parkade, officers said.

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It wasn’t a long chase before the three were caught and arrested, authorities said.

After searching the suit and vehicle, a street value of about $70,000 in cocaine was found, police said, along with 633 grams of a cutting agent, about $5,000 in Canadian currency, a loaded handgun, ammunition and contaminated scales.

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The two of the suspects are 21 and the other is 19. Two 20-year-old men were also arrested and released, WPS said.

They have been charged with numerous drug and weapon-related offences.

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