Nine Charged in Drug Trafficking Ring

Nine Charged in Drug Trafficking Ring

WINNIPEG - Nine Swan River and Mafeking residents have been charged after RCMP executed search warrants as part of Project Disentangle. The searches resulted in the seizure of cocaine, illegal cannabis, Canadian currency and drug paraphernalia.

Nine Charged in Drug Trafficking Ring

RCMP arrested and charged the following individuals:

· 33-year-old, Jennifer Chartrand of Swan River is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine x 2

· 24-year-old, Steven Gott of Shoal River First Nation is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine x 3

· 29-year-old, Travis Howdle of Swan River is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine x 5 and Possession of Property obtained by Crime.

· 25-year-old, Howard Leask of Swan River is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine x 2.

· 26-year-old, Chelsea Taylor of Swan River is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine.

· 20-year-old, Brenna Woiken-Thompson of Swan River is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine x 2, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.

· 27-year-old, Courtney Young of Swan River is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine x 5.

· 26-year-old, Devon Howdle of Swan River is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine and Possession of Property obtained by Crime.

· 34-year-old, Allan Cote of Mafeking is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possessing Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling (under the Cannabis Act)and Firearms offences.

Nine Charged in Drug Trafficking Ring

Project Disentangle ran from November 9, 2018 until February 15, 2019 and involved numerous officers from Swan River and neighbouring detachments, and RCMP Police Dog Services. The project focused on the drug trade in the Swan Valley area.

RCMP continue to investigate.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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