Norway House arrest leads Manitoba RCMP to seizure of cocaine, pills

A Norway House man is in custody facing a number of charges after an armed incident Feb. 29 at a home in the northern Manitoba community.

Manitoba RCMP said officers were called to the scene just before 6 p.m. with the report of an assault in progress. When they arrived, the suspect had fled on foot, but police caught up with him at another nearby home 20 minutes later.

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According to police, the suspect refused to comply with officers’ demands and had to be subdued with the help of a stun gun. A search of the man turned up crack cocaine, prescription pills, cash and drug paraphernalia.

A 34-year-old now faces charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possessing property obtained by crime and resisting arrest.

RCMP continue to investigate.

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