Traffic Stop for Cell Phone Violation Results in Drug Bust

"Selfie" Violation Results in Drug Bust

An early morning traffic stop yielded a big drug bust for the Winnipeg Police today.

At about 1:00am this morning (November 13), police stopped a vehicle at Portage Avenue and Edmonton when they saw a man holding his cell phone with both hands and appearing to be taking a selfie while he was driving.

A bag of what looked to be meth was sitting inside the vehicle so the driver was placed under arrest and a further search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a number of items.

- 16.5 ounces of methamphetamine (estimated street value of $16,000)

- 23.3 ounces of cocaine (estimated street value of $46,000)

- 3 grams of heroin (estimated street value of $1,500)

- 13.9 ounces of a cutting agent

- 229 Xanax pills (estimated street value of $900)

- $2,285 in Canadian currency

- 2 mobile phones

- Digital scale

38 year-old Randy Billy Bastien of Winnipeg, has been charged with possession of a substance for the purpose of trafficking - Methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, alprazolam and possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

TOPICS:   Winnipeg Crime

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