3 charged after assault leads to gun, drug bust: Winnipeg police

Winnipeg police say three people have been charged in connection to a recent assault that led to a gun and drug bust.

The Winnipeg Police Service says Friday around 10 p.m., officers responded to a report of an assault along Mira Gate near North Point Boulevard.

Not long after the report, officers along with a police helicopter witnessed the alleged assault victim enter a late model Dodge Ram, which drove away from the location.

The helicopter then guided ground units to the location of the Dodge Ram. Officers caught up to the vehicle near North Point Boulevard and McPhillips Street, and took the woman to hospital in stable condition, where she was treated for an upper-body injury.

Police then conducted a search of the vehicle, where they allege they found and seized the following items:

  • A loaded Glock 39 with a loaded magazine
  • A loaded Glock 21 Gen 4 with a loaded extended magazine
  • A loaded Smith & Wesson SD40 VE with a loaded extended magazine
  • A loaded 9mm magazine and a 9mm round
  • Approximately 1.35 kg of cocaine
  • Over $21,000 in cash
  • Scales and packaging materials

During this time, the police helicopter is said to have returned to the location of the initial report where they observed a man discarding something from the residence into a nearby parking lot.

Police once again attended the residences and confirmed the discarded item to be a 30-06 sawed-off rifle.

Following this, officers took a man and a woman who were in the residence into custody and searched the property, where they allegedly found and seized the following items:

  • Score sheets
  • Used packaging materials
  • Cell phones
  • Approximately 52 grams of cocaine

Three people are facing various charges including firearms-related offences and possession of a scheduled substance.

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