Winnipeg pair charged after routine traffic stop turned drug bust

A routine traffic stop has led to drug trafficking charges against a Winnipeg man.

Police say the car was pulled over on Dufferin Avenue at around 9 p.m. Wednesday because the vehicle’s headlights weren’t on.

“Officers approached the vehicle and noted packaging materials in plain view indicative of drug trafficking. Officers placed the male driver and the female passenger under arrest for drug-related offences,” said WPS in a statement.

WPS add a search of the suspects and the vehicle uncovered the following items:

  • Approximately 10 oz. of Fentanyl ($35,000 approximate street value)
  • Approximately $26,000 in cash
  • Airsoft Replica Handgun
  • Packaging Materials and Drug Paraphernalia


The 37-year-old man was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds obtained by crime over $5,000 and possession of a weapon.

The 28-year-old woman was charged with possession of a weapon.

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