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Four face charges in Norway House drug bust

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A drug bust was made in Norway House late last week.
On Friday, police executed a search warrant at a home on Kistapinan Drive in the northern community, involving police from both Norway House and Thompson, as well as the North District of CREST, Emergency Response Team and Police Dog Services. The search located a small amount of cocaine, a firearm drug related paraphernalia and an unspecified amount of Canadian currency.
Three teenagers were arrested as a result of the search, two 15-year-olds and one 16-year-old. Due to the age they cannot be identified to comply with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, but they were still in police custody as of late Friday afternoon.
Police also stated they were looking for a yet unnamed 49-year-old female in relation to the bust. All four face charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
“To effectively and safely execute this search warrant, specialized units such as the Emergency Response Team were used to minimize the risk to the police officers, the public and the suspects,” said Superintendent Kevin Lewis, District Commander for Manitoba North District. “The result of this investigation is one less illegal firearm on the street and the disruption of a drug trafficking operation. Another great example of the commitment of our officers to remove illicit drugs and illegal guns from the communities we serve in northern Manitoba.”
Norway House RCMP continues to investigate

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Trent Allen
EDITOR
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