4 charged after drugs and cash seized by RCMP

Manitoba RCMP says four people have been charged after a drug bust in and around Winnipeg.

On Apr. 4, Mounties executed four search warrants at a home in Selkirk, a hotel room in Winnipeg, and two vehicles as part of an investigation into a drug trafficking network.

During the searches, officers found and seized over $250,000 in cash and just over seven kilograms of cocaine.

Money seized by RCMP. (Photo Courtesy: Manitoba RCMP)

Mounties say it is believed the drugs were heading to Selkirk and Brokenhead Ojibway Nation.

“This is a significant seizure of drugs that will now not hit the streets in our communities as the seizure from the Selkirk residence alone removes between 1000 one gram to 2000 ½ gram transactions,” said Superintendent John Duff, East District Commander for the Manitoba RCMP.

“Drug trafficking is a serious issue in the area, and the RCMP will continue to identify, arrest, and charge those who are involved in the drug trade. Removing drugs from our streets is crucial to safeguarding public health and safety, reducing crime rates, and preventing substance abuse among vulnerable populations.”

Since, RCMP have charged Jonathan Yuzwak, 41, from Petersburg, ON, and Samatha Boone, 33, from Wasaga Beach, ON, with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by a crime.

Additionally Tyler Johnnie, 33, and Wesley Straight, 39, both from Brokenhead Ojibway Nation have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

“I am pleased with the results of this investigation as it demonstrates the importance of us working collaboratively with the RCMP”, said Chief Gordon Bluesky, Chief of Brokenhead Ojibway Nation.

“Drugs continue to impact our community and these results are a step in the right direction of addressing the issue. Our leadership is committed to making our community a safer place”.

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