Over 1.5 million dollars worth of illicit drugs seized, as well as $150,000 in cash: Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba – In August 2021, the Winnipeg Police Service’s Guns & Gangs Unit and Organized Crime Unit entered an investigation that began with a social media post involving a firearm. The Guns & Gangs Unit subsequently continued the investigation, which progressed into a firearm and drug investigation.

On August 19, 2021, the Guns & Gangs Unit, with the assistance of the Organized Crime Unit, Firearms Investigation and Enforcement Unit and Tactical Support Team, executed three search warrants, including one at a residence in the first 100 block of Dalhousie Drive, a residence in the 200 block of Provencher Boulevard, and a hotel within the 1800 block of Pembina Highway.

Four adults were arrested, and more than 100 charges were laid as a result of this investigation.

Jonathon Alexander HERNTIER, 37, was charged with 46 drug, firearm and assault-related offences.

Joseph LIEW, 36, was charged with 35 drug and firearm-related offences.

Laura Jeanne POWELL, 26, was charged with 16 drug and firearm-related offences.

Sherry Ann KELLY LAGIMODIERE, 31, was charged with 12 drug and firearm-related offences.

All parties are from Winnipeg, and all were detained in custody.

Over 1.5 million dollars worth of illicit drugs was seized, as well as $150,000 in cash: Winnipeg
Over 1.5 million dollars worth of illicit drugs was seized, as well as $150,000 in cash: Winnipeg

Over 1.5 million dollars worth of illicit drugs was seized, as well as $150,000 in cash, numerous firearms and ammunition. Below is a list of the items that were seized during these search warrants:

– 17.8 kg of methamphetamine (estimated street value $890,000)

– 2.7 kilograms of cocaine (estimated street value $214,000)

– 8.5 kg Xanax pills (estimated street value $250,000)

– 1.5 kg Psilocybin (estimated street value $15,000)

– 500 grams Fentanyl (estimated street value $139,000)

– 19 Percocet pills and 36 Gabapentin pills (combined estimated street value $200)

– $150,000 Canadian currency

– money counter, vacuum sealer and packaging materials

– 12 gauge shotgun

– 40 calibre Sig Sauer P320 model

– .22 calibre Ruger rifle model 10-22

– .22 calibre GSG rifle model MP40

– 9 mm Ruger rifle model PC Carbine – obliterated serial number

– inoperable revolver

– .22 Derringer Frontier model

– Glock 19 air pistols x 2

– Glock 17 air pistol

– Walther PPK air pistol

– Crosman SNR .357 air pistol

– various ammunition (compatible with all these firearms)

– smoke grenades x 2

Firearms and Drugs – Arrests: C21-193230

Winnipeg Police Service



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