WINNIPEG - A drug dealer, who tried to evade police on his bicycle, was caught and arrested, and charged.
Police say on Monday, shortly before 7:00 PM, in the area of Powers Street and Magnus Avenue, they noticed a man on a bicycle conducting a drug deal.
The man immediately took off and was pursued to Pritchard Avenue where police found him hiding on top of a detached garage.
He was removed from the roof and resisted police as he was taken into custody. A search resulted in the seizure of the following:
- 7.34 grams of methamphetamine
- 4 Xanax pills
- 13 Percocet pills
- $120 Canadian currency
- 2 cans of bear spray
- Packaging materials
Darrick Wallace Desmarais, a 31-year-old man from Winnipeg, has been charged with:
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine
- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Alprazolam
- Possession of Scheduled Substance – Oxycodone
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000
- Resist Peace Officer
- Possession of a Prohibited Weapon Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized (x2)
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order