Two arrested on drugs and weapons charges in Portage la Prairie: RCMP

Two people have been arrested by Portage la Prairie RCMP following an investigation a disturbance in the Manitoba community.

Police said they were called to a residence on Fifth Avenue North East on Jan. 23, at 8:20 p.m. Police said a 31-year-old woman from Winnipeg was assaulted by a 53-year-old man from Portage la Prairie. That man was then reportedly assaulted by a 37-year-old man from the community, who was arrested.

A search of the man led police to seize a filleting knife tucked into his boot.

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Police said they also arrested the 53-year-old man and located a quantity of drugs, believed to be methamphetamine and fentanyl.

A search warrant executed at the residence led to the seizure of more methamphetamine, fentanyl, several weapons, and drug related paraphernalia, according to RCMP.

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The men remain in custody and face several charges including possession for the purpose of trafficking and weapons possession.

An investigation is underway.

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