Police make two arrests in connection with ambulance drug theft

Police make two arrests in connection with ambulance drug theft

Winnipeg police said two men have been arrested after 6 vials of narcotics—including fentanyl—were stolen from an ambulance parked in a bay at St. Boniface Hospital.

The theft happened at about 3 a.m. on Nov. 27. At the time, the city advised members of the public that the drugs could be lethal if taken without medical supervision.

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On Thursday, police said members of the Street Crime Unit had investigated and identified a suspect. At about 12:00 a.m., two men were arrested in the area of Kennedy Street and Ellice Avenue.

Police said they recovered two vials of fentanyl investigators believe came from the ambulance, along with a small amount of meth.

Winnipeg residents Christopher Lee Tonn, 36, and Gary William Dutka, 44, are charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking – fentanyl and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. Lee is also charged with meth possession.

Both men remain in custody.
  

Published at Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:49:30 -0500