Crack cocaine investigation nets multiple suspects: Winnipeg police

A 46-year-old Winnipeg woman was arrested Saturday in the case of a suspected ‘dial-a-dealer’.Police said the woman was found to be in possession of crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $325, as well as percocet pills and $685 in cash.She was released on a promise to appear and faces multiple drug possession and trafficking charges, as well as a charge for possession of the proceeds of crime.Story continues below

READ MORE: Cocaine, 5 guns seized after Manitoban pulled over for speedingIn a related investigation, the Tactical Support Team executed a search warrant in the 900 block of Redwood Avenue and seized crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $1,700, powder cocaine worth $12,800, cell phones, a sawed-off shotgun, and $1,655 in cash.Five adults between the ages of 20 and 47 were taken into custody and charged with drug trafficking, proceeds of crime, and firearms offences.Although there has been a heavy focus on the meth trade in the city recently, police Cst. Rob Carver said it’s not the only drug-related threat police are actively working to combat.“We’re certainly seeing some additional drugs showing up with a lot of frequency,” he said. “Cocaine as well as, lately, heroin.”“All of those drugs are typically moved at street level through dial-a-dealer relationships. All of our investigations are variable. It depends on what information we have and what we’re trying to stop the flow of at the time.”WATCH: Winnipeg police say legalized pot won’t deter drug dealers