Manitoba RCMP traffic stop leads to arrest, seizure of drugs, weapons

Manitoba RCMP say a traffic stop has led to an arrest as well as the seizure of drugs and weapons.

Last Friday, close to 10 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle located on Highway 16, in the Municipality of Harrison Park.

Police approached the vehicle, with three people inside, and spoke with the 37-year-old man driving the car who provided his identification.

Police say officers noticed a zip-lock sandwich bag with a quantity of dried cannabis in plain view as they talked to the people inside the car.

The three people were placed under arrest and asked to leave the vehicle.

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As the officers were attempting to secure the suspects, the rear passenger fled the scene on foot heading towards the community of Newdale.

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Meanwhile, the driver and a woman were placed into a police vehicle. RCMP enlisted the help of several units to apprehend the suspect who fled the scene.

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Police say the suspect was contained to an outbuilding on a rural property and he was arrested without incident.

A search of the vehicle and suspects led to the seizure of approximately one kilogram of a drug suspected of being cocaine and over 500 grams of a substance believed to be a cutting agent.

Officers also seized several knives, cans of bear spray and other drug-related paraphernalia.

Consequently, a 37-year-old man from Redwater, Alta., a 31-year-old man from Winnipeg and a 29-year-old woman from Edmonton were all arrested.

The 31-year-old from Winnipeg was found to have several outstanding warrants of arrest, is facing multiple charges and remains in custody.

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Meanwhile, the other two suspects were released for a future court date.

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