Drugs, weapons seized following North End standoff: Winnipeg police

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg police have charged six people with a raft of weapons and drug offences following a standoff in the North End on Thursday.

Members of the guns and gangs unit were serving a search warrant at a home in the 600 block of Dufferin Ave. at around 12:30 p.m.

Police say their arrival led to a standoff with occupants of the home. It ended without incident about three hours later.

Items police seized during the search include:

  • A conducted energy weapon;
  • Body armour;
  • Approximately $8,000 in cash;
  • Fentanyl patches;
  • Crack cocaine;
  • Drug packaging material;
  • A loaded Ruger revolver;
  • A loaded .40 calibre pistol (serial number removed); and
  • A loaded 9 mm pistol (serial number removed).

The six individuals arrested are:

  • Jeremy Charles Nepinak, 36, faces 21 charges related to firearms and drugs and court breaches;
  • Abraham Marcel Lagimodiere, 34, faces 15 weapons-related charges;
  • Draden Gabriel Lofti, 20, faces 14 charges related to firearms and drugs; and
  • Adonay Berhe, 19, faces 13 charges related to firearms and drugs.

Nepinak, Lagimodière, Lofti, and Berhe have all been detained in custody.

  • A 36-year-old woman faces 19 firearms and drug-related charges.
  • A 17-year-old woman faces 13 firearms and drug-related charges.

The two women were given appearance notices and released.

None of the charges against the six accused have been proven in court.

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