Fisher River men busted for weapons, cocaine by Manitoba RCMP at traffic stop

Two men from Fisher River Cree Nation are facing numerous weapons and drug charges after a traffic stop on Highway 224 on Wednesday.

Peguis RCMP said they spotted a suspicious vehicle headed south on the highway, and stopped it as it made an abrupt turn off the highway around noon.

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During the traffic stop, police say they seized a sawed-off shotgun, a loaded 9mm handgun, and pre-packaged baggies of cocaine.

The two men in the vehicle, 19 and 20 years old, have been charged with careless use of a firearm, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

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The 19-year-old was released and will appear in court Oct. 5, while the 20-year-old remains in custody.

RCMP continue to investigate.

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