Manitoba Organized Crime Unit seizes drugs and firearms during multiple searches

Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Manitoba Organized Crime Unit (MOCU) has been investigating the trafficking of methamphetamine that extended across eastern Manitoba and into the City of Winnipeg.

MOCU is a newly branded unit within the Manitoba RCMP that targets, disrupts, and dismantles criminal organizations and street gangs. It is also focussed on disrupting the trafficking of weapons and high risk controlled substances (including methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl) within Manitoba.

During the course of this drug trafficking investigation, information regarding the unlawful possession of stolen firearms was attained. On June 18, 2020, a search warrant was executed at a residence in the RM of Rockwood where police recovered stolen firearms, stolen property and methamphetamine.

Roy Mitchell Dziedzic was charged with the following offences:

Possession of Methamphetamine

Unlawful Storage of Firearms x5

Unauthorized Possession of Firearms

Possession of Firearms Obtained by Crime x2

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x3

He was located and arrested on August 25, 2020, and remanded into custody.

Photo of crystal meth
(RCMP) Photo of crystal meth
Photo of firearms
(RCMP) Photo of firearms

On August 14, 2020, Jillian Elizabeth Joy Carter, of Winnipeg, was arrested and warrants were executed at two Winnipeg locations associated to Carter. As a result of the search, police located significant quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine, other suspected controlled substances, and extensive evidence of trafficking.

Carter was charged with the following offences and remanded into custody:

Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine

Possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine

Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.

The investigation continues.

Manitoba Organized Crime Unit

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