Thompson RCMP traffic stop leads to seizure of drugs, cash and weapons: Manitoba

Thompson, Manitoba – On January 23, 2021, at approximately 10:25 am, Thompson RCMP Traffic Services stopped a vehicle on Highway 6, near Paint Lake.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and officers seized approximately 280 grams of cocaine, Canadian currency, weapons and drug paraphernalia.

Thompson RCMP traffic stop leads to seizure of drugs, cash and weapons
(Manitoba RCMP) Thompson RCMP traffic stop leads to seizure of drugs, cash and weapons

The driver, a 32-year-old male was arrested and was also found to be breaching the Public Health Emergency Order for non-essential travel north of the 53rd parallel.

Matthew Govereau has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Trafficking, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose x2, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Unlawful Transportation of Liquor in a Motor Vehicle, under the Liquor, Gaming, Cannabis Control Act and Failing to Comply with a Public Health Emergency Order, under the Public Health Act. He was remanded into custody.

Thompson RCMP continue to investigate.

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