Drug Dealer Tries to Outrun Police on Bicycle

Drug Dealer Busted

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
  • Scale

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

TOPICS:   Winnipeg News

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