Manitoba RCMP seize meth, cocaine and more in Dauphin traffic stop

A 41-year-old man will be facing a number of charges in a Dauphin courtroom after a traffic stop by Manitoba RCMP led to the seizure of a backpack full of drugs.

Police said the vehicle was stopped Aug. 4 on Kerr Avenue in Dauphin as part of an ongoing investigation, and in a search of a backpack belonging to a passenger, police found 61 grams of meth and seven grams of cocaine, as well as a small quantity of ‘purple down’, cash, and gift cards.

Purple down is described by police as a potentially deadly mixture of fentanyl, carfentanyl, and often heroin and other drugs.

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The man faces two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, as well as charges for possessing property obtained by crime and possessing proceeds of crime.

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His court date is scheduled for Nov. 15.

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