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Winnipeg police seize nearly $19,000 worth of drugs during stop of stolen car

Winnipeg police say they have seized nearly $19,000 worth of drugs after stopping a vehicle they say was previously reported stolen.

On Thursday, at 1 a.m. police say they saw a parked stolen vehicle with two people inside in the 600 block of Portage Avenue.

The stolen vehicle, a 2018 Kia Rio, was previously reported stolen to the Selkirk RCMP on Wednesday.

Officers initiated a traffic stop and the driver and passenger of the vehicle were consequently arrested without incident.

Police say a search of the driver led to the seizure of the following items:

  • Approximately 177 grams of cocaine (Estimated Street Value = $17,700)
  • Approximately 7.6 grams of crack cocaine (Estimated Street Value = $760)
  • Tec3 Prescription Pills x 25 (Estimated Street Value = $500)
  • Approximately $200 (assorted denomination)

A 38-year-old man from Winnipeg is now facing several charges related to drug trafficking.

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He was released on an appearance notice.

Officers released the female passenger with no charges.

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