RCMP make liquor and drug seizures in two dry northern communities

Norway House, Manitoba – On March 27 and 28, 2020, Norway House RCMP along with First Nation Safety Officers, conducted numerous checkstops and roving patrols in the community to ensure compliance with local band council resolutions which prohibits alcohol in the community.

This led to officers seizing over 1000 cans of beer, and issuing over $7000.00 in fines under the Highway Traffic Act and the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba.

On March 29, 2020, in a joint effort, Poplar River RCMP and Berens River RCMP, initiated a traffic stop of four vehicles on the winter road.

Officers located and seized approximately 74 bottles of spirits, 24 cans of beer, 36 grams of cocaine and over 1500 grams of Cannabis.

liquor, cannabis, and cocaine
RCMP – liquor, cannabis, and cocaine
cans of beer
RCMP – cans of beer
cans of beer
RCMP – cans of beer

A 27-year old female from Poplar River First Nation, was arrested and will be facing charges of Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling, Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Distributing and Failing to Comply with a Probation order. She is scheduled to appear in Court on May 12, 2020.

RCMP continue to investigate and four other suspects may also be facing charges.

RCMP would like to thank the community members in Norway House Cree Nation, Berens River First Nation and Poplar River First Nation for their assistance in these matters.

Norway House RCMP

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