Calgary male facing firearms, fraud and forgery charges in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Winnipeg Police Service’s Guns & Gangs Unit entered into a firearms and drugs investigation.

On October 6, 2021, at approximately 11:00 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop on a taxicab in the area of Stafford Street and Warsaw Avenue. An adult male was taken into custody, and the following items were seized:

– a Glock 17, 9mm handgun with obliterated serial number

– extended magazine full of compatible ammunition

– 1 ounce of fentanyl (estimated street value $3,000)

– 1 ounce of cocaine (estimated street value $1,500)

– 1 ounce of methamphetamine (estimated street value $600)

– 4.8 grams of crack cocaine (estimated street value $480)

– 500 x 5 gram Percocet pills (estimated street value $10,000)

– drug paraphernalia

– $2,990 in Canadian currency

– identity documents

Samy YEBEYO, 19, of Calgary, Alberta, was charged with the following 21 offences and an outstanding warrant:

– Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized

– Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm

– Possession of a Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order

– Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle

– Tampering with Serial Number of a Firearm

– Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition

– Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000

– Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x 4

– Fraud Under $5,000

– Possession of a Forged Document with Intent x 3

– Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order x 6

– Warrant: Fail to Comply Undertaking x3, Fail to Comply Sentence x 2

He was detained in custody.

Firearm & Drugs – Arrest: C21-233990

Winnipeg Police Service

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