Strong odor of fresh marihuana prompts vehicle search and arrest

Winkler Police ServiceWinkler, Manitoba – On September 17th at approximately 10:35 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle on Provincial Road 428 and found the 17 year old male driver operating the vehicle while under a driver’s licence suspension. A strong odor of fresh marihuana was detected in the vehicle.


A search of the vehicle produced several small quantities of marihuana, a marihuana bong, $280.00 in twenty dollar bills, scales, plastic baggies (261), and a cell phone.

The youth, who has received two previous police cautions for offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, has been charged for Possession of a Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, and for Driving While Disqualified. He was released to his father and is scheduled for a November court appearance.

Winkler Police Service