Drugs and guns taken off the street

Published on Tuesday, 28 May 2024 10:29

The May long weekend was productive one for officers with the Dauphin RCMP detachment.
From May 17 to 19, to close off Canada Road Safety Week, police were busy doing traffic enforcement in the city. Enforcement which took drugs and weapons off of city streets.
On May 17, at approximately 8:40 p.m., a traffic stop was initiated on Mountain Road. Two of the three occupants of the vehicle were found to have outstanding warrants. Further investigation led to the arrest of all three occupants and the seizure of methamphetamine, cocaine, a cutting agent, Tramadol pills, drug paraphernalia, and Canadian and American currency.
Leslie McKay, 42, and Robert Chartrand, 46, both of Pine Creek First Nation, along with April Bull, 28, of Dauphin were arrested and are facing charges of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking for both cocaine and methamphetamine, and possession of property obtained by crime.
All three were remanded in custody.
On May 18, at approximately 7 p.m., a traffic stop was initiated on Mountain Road. One of the passengers was found to be wanted. Investigation led to the arrest of all the occupants and the seizure of methamphetamine, crack cocaine, Gabapentin pills, drug paraphernalia, and Canadian currency.
Brian Houle, 39, Sherise Hunter, 33, and a 45-year-old man, all from Ebb and Flow First Nation, were arrested.
They are facing charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking for both crack cocaine and methamphetamine and possession of property obtained by crime.
Hunter, who had a warrant, and Houle were both remanded in custody while the 45 year old was released with a court date.
On May 19, at approximately 2:05 a.m., a traffic stop was initiated with two vehicles associated to each other on Second Street Southwest.
Investigation led to the arrest of all six occupants from both vehicles, and the seizure of a sawed-off rifle, an imitation handgun, methamphetamine, cocaine, a baton, and Canadian currency.
Four males, aged 16, 19, 32, and 38, and two females, aged 31 and 37, all of Swan River, are facing charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking both cocaine and methamphetamine, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a prohibited firearm, and other weapons offences.
All six individuals have been released with a court date.
Also on May 19, at approximately 9:35 p.m., a traffic stop was initiated on Main Street. Two males fled from the vehicle when it came to a stop. Officers located the two nearby and they were taken into custody.
A 25-year-old man from Dauphin was found in possession of cocaine, psilocybin, drug paraphernalia and bear spray.
He is facing charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking both cocaine and psilocybin, possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
A 15-year-old from Dauphin was found to be in possession of bear spray. He is facing the charge of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
Both were released with court dates.
“Increased traffic enforcement does not only result in safer roads, but it gets drugs and guns off the streets of our community,” said Dauphin detachment commander Staff Sergeant Scott Linklater.
“Illicit drugs and everything that comes along with it – the firearms, the gang connections, the associated criminal activity – means more crime in the city of Dauphin and the surrounding communities. We remain committed to enforcing against illicit drugs to their fullest extent.”
The total amount of drugs seized over the four traffic stops is more than 108 grams of cocaine, more than 105 grams of methamphetamine, and 30 grams of psilocybin.
Investigations into each of the incidents continue.



Read 922 times
Published in Dauphin Herald News