Dauphin, Manitoba – Officers with the West District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST) seized cocaine, methamphetamine, bear spray and drug paraphernalia following two traffic stops over the weekend.
CREST focuses on intelligence-based investigations into drugs, rural property crime and serious, prolific offenders within our communities. There are currently three teams in the province, one in the north, one in the east and one in the west.
On May 30, 2020, at 3:40 pm, officers with West District CREST conducted a traffic stop on 11th Avenue SW in Dauphin. The traffic stop led to a search of the vehicle which resulted in the seizure of 3 grams of cocaine, 1 gram of shatter and a large amount of Canadian currency.
Police arrested a 29-year-old male, from Dauphin, as well as a 32-year-old female, from the RM of Lakeshore. Charges will include Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of Proceeds of Crime.
Later that evening, at 10:50 pm, officers conducted a traffic stop on 7th Avenue SE in Dauphin. The traffic stop led to a search of the vehicle which resulted in the seizure of 19 grams of methamphetamine, Canadian currency, bear spray and various drug paraphernalia.
Police arrested a 38-year-old male and 39-year-old female, both from the Long Plain First Nation. They will both face charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.
The West District CREST continues to investigate.
West District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST)
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