Winnipeg Men Charged in Marijuana Bust Near Portage

By Brian Schultz

Marijuana seized from two Winnipeg men after a traffic stop near Portage la Prairie on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Two Winnipeg men have been charged following the seizure of approximately 10.5 lbs of marijuana.

RCMP stopped a 2005 Chrysler 300 on Highway 1 just east of Portage la Prairie at about 3 a.m. on Tuesday for a traffic offence.

Officers found the men in the vehicle to be in possession of the marijuana, which has a street value of about $37,000.

Phillip Perreault, 21, and Leslie Maracle, 28, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Both men will appear in Portage court today.