Thompson, Manitoba – On November 19, 2022, as a result of an ongoing investigation, RCMP officers with the Thompson General Investigation Section (GIS) along with assistance from the Emergency Response Team (ERT), Police Dog Services (PDS) and Thompson Detachment located and arrested two subjects, a 33-year-old male and a 29-year-old female, outside a residence located on Ashberry Place, in relation to the possession and trafficking of drugs.
A search of the 33-year-old male led to the seizure of a loaded handgun, approximately 172 grams of cocaine, over $16,000 in cash and body armour.
Officers then executed a search warrant at the residence of the 33-year-old male, located on Ashberry Place, where two additional females (56, 49) were arrested. The search lead to the seizure of four modified shotguns, ammunition, additional body armour and drug trafficking paraphernalia.
Michael Jonathan Nicholas, 33, was remanded into custody on numerous drug and firearms-related charges for a court appearance scheduled November 21, 2022, in Thompson.
The three females (56, 49, 29) were released for a court appearance scheduled January 20, 2023, in Thompson Provincial Court where they will also face drug and firearms-related charges.
Thompson RCMP continue to investigate.
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