Winnipeg police say drugs may have factored into morning of mayhem

Winnipeg police said drug use may have been a factor in a chaotic series of events Tuesday that ended with a man from St. Jean Baptiste behind bars.The apparently random rampage began around 6:05 a.m. near Notre Dame Avenue and Winnipeg Avenue West, when the suspect approached a man unprovoked and knocked the man’s coffee over his face and torso, police said.The suspect then moved on to a nearby restaurant, jumped the counter and demanded to use a phone.Story continues belowStaff tried to flee, but the suspect allegedly grabbed a…

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Winnipeg police seek B.C. man for multiple drug offences

Winnipeg police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man from British Columbia in connection with a massive drug seizure.Police said a raid on a Riverbend home on April 11 led to the seizure of a kilogram of cocaine, 6.5 ounces of marijuana, 28 grams of suspected heroin, nine pounds of what police believe to be a cutting agent, as well as $114,000 in cash, high-end jewelry, and drug paraphernalia.Story continues belowA 35-year-old Winnipeg man turned himself in May 9 and has been arrested on a number…

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Cops bust duo for cocaine, meth in Sturgeon Creek and Wolseley

Winnipeg police seized tens of thousands of dollars in drugs, cash and paraphernalia in a pair of Sunday night raids in the Sturgeon Creek and Wolseley neighbourhoods.At a home in Sturgeon Creek, police seized nine ounces of cocaine, one kilogram of meth, 6.5 more ounces of meth, 83 ounces of a substance police believe to be a cutting agent, packaging materials, two digital scales, mixing equipment and a vacuum sealer.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Your drugs may have drugs in them: safety group finding meth in cocaine, other drugsIn Wolseley, police…

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Thompson RCMP warn residents about pills laced with Fentanyl

April 9 2019 11:43am Police in Thompson, Man. are searching for a man in connection to a drug seizure and warning citizens about the dangers of fentanyl. “These pills could cause serious harm or even death and should not be consumed,” RCMP say. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet…

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Pair of Winnipeggers busted with more than 243,000 illegal cigarettes

Two Winnipeg men are facing charges after the province seized more than 243,000 contraband cigarettes.Illegal cannabis, edibles, and opiate pills were also found and the investigation continues.The men face charges under the Manitoba Tobacco Tax Act.READ MORE: Two Manitobans busted with 20,000 illegal smokes in OntarioA fine between $1,000-$10,000 is handed out for first-time offenders and up to six months in prison.One of the men has been previously convicted for similar offences and will face a fine between $10,000-$50,000 and up to one year in jail.The province stood to lose…

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Your drugs may have drugs in them: safety group finding meth in cocaine, other drugs

Even if you’re not a meth user, you could be unwittingly consuming the substance if you take other drugs.A group of Winnipeg nurses testing drugs at clubs says about 25 per cent of the MDMA and cocaine they come across contains meth.Project Safe Audience is an organization that travels to difference clubs and raves to help people party more safely, and the project’s Bryce Koch said while his group doesn’t condone substance use, their work is to help reduce harm.Story continues below“The research behind trying to get people to do an…

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‘Be careful where you step’: Take Pride warns of used needles around Winnipeg

Used drug needles are slowly showing up once again in Winnipeg as the snow melts away.READ MORE: Growing used needle problem puts Bear Clan on record pace for picking up syringesThe issue has prompted the city beautification group, Take Pride Winnipeg to remind people of the dangers needles could cause.“We want everyone to be aware that this is an issue out there on the streets and we want to make sure that young people are not just picking up what they think might be a toy and its not a…

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Dauphin cops seize cocaine, meth, weapons in weekend traffic stops

RCMP in Dauphin brought in a haul of cocaine, meth, and weapons in a pair of weekend traffic stops.Police stopped a vehicle on Dauphin’s Main Street Friday night, and a search turned up 764 grams of cocaine, as well as drug paraphernalia.Steven Gerald Catagas, 36, from Grandview, was arrested on charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking and failing to comply with a recognizance.READ MORE: OPP charge Winnipeg man after $800k of cocaine found in car during traffic stop Items seized by Dauphin RCMP.RCMP ManitobaEarly Sunday morning, a traffic…

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Police reveal drugs, cash and cutting agent used in Winnipeg drug trafficking

March 6 2019 2:29pm WPS Insp. Max Waddell shows the drugs and trafficking materials seized in a bust by the Street Crimes Unit March 1. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback…

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Shoppers Drug Mart to shrink hours at 24-hour stores in Winnipeg

Shoppers Drug Mart will no longer be operating 24 hours a day in Winnipeg.The pharmacy chain had multiple stores that were open around the clock — including one at 2533 Portage Ave., another at 43 Osborne St. and the last one at 2211 Pembina Hwy. 

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