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RCMP in Virden Seize Cocaine, Meth and Marijuana During Traffic Stop

RCMP in Virden Seize Cocaine, Meth and Marijuana During Traffic Stop

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Drugs and cash seized during a traffic stop in Virden, Manitoba on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A 31-year-old Virden man has been charged after RCMP in the community pulled him over on Wednesday.

Police searched the man’s pickup truck, where they located more than 75 grams of methamphetamine, 77 grams of cocaine, 27 grams of marijuana, 12 grams of “shatter” and a small quantity of Canadian currency.

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Cocaine, Marijuana, Booze Seized in Cross Lake Traffic Stop

Cocaine, Marijuana, Booze Seized in Cross Lake Traffic Stop

By Sarah Klein

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Drugs and alcohol seized during a traffic stop near Cross Lake, Manitoba on August 6, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Four people have been charged after a traffic stop in northern Manitoba turned up drugs and alcohol on August 6.

RCMP pulled over the vehicle on Highway 374, where officers found 154 grams of cocaine, 28 grams of marijuana, 52 Tylenol 3 tablets as well as a quantity of liquor.

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Meth in Melita: RCMP Lay Charges in Significant Drug Seizure

Meth in Melita: RCMP Lay Charges in Significant Drug Seizure

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Meth and other drugs seized in Melita, Manitoba on July 28, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

An investigation by RCMP in Melita, Manitoba has taken a number of drugs off the street from the Westman community.

Officers executed a search warrant on a home July 28, where they seized 24 ounces of methamphetamine, five ounces of marijuana, 56 grams of “shatter,” a small quantity of cocaine and hash, a firearm, and a small quantity of cash.

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Police Net Meth, Fake Gun at Manitoba Checkstop

Police Net Meth, Fake Gun at Manitoba Checkstop

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Methamphetamine and other items seized from a motorist on Highway 1 east of Winnipeg on Saturday, June 24, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A checkstop set up over the weekend along Highway 1 east of Winnipeg ended up taking a quantity of methamphetamine off the streets.

RCMP from the St-Pierre-Jolys and Oakbank detachments were stationed on the Trans-Canada at PR 207 when they checked the vehicle of a driver whose licence was suspended.

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Manitoba Minister Wants More Time to Legalize Pot, Says Feds’ 2018 Goal ‘Rushed’

Manitoba Minister Wants More Time to Legalize Pot, Says Feds’ 2018 Goal ‘Rushed’

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

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Products and types of marijuana are shown at The Dispensary, a medical marijuana dispensary, in Vancouver, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2015. Manitoba’s finance minister says he’s feeling rushed by the Trudeau government’s July 2018 timeline for legalizing recreational marijuana, and he wants an extension. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

OTTAWA – Manitoba’s finance minister says he’s feeling rushed by the Trudeau government’s July 2018 timeline for legalizing recreational marijuana and he wants more time.

Cameron Friesen said Monday that with the clock ticking there are still many unanswered questions on issues like public safety, enforcement and finding legal supplies of marijuana.

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Health Canada Warns of Shortage of Drug Used to Treat a Number of Conditions

Health Canada Warns of Shortage of Drug Used to Treat a Number of Conditions

By The Canadian Press

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OTTAWA – A recall of a drug used to treat critically ill patients has prompted some Canadian health authorities to begin rationing it for only the most serious cases.

Sodium bicarbonate is used to combat buildup of acid in the blood, in open heart surgery, as an antidote to certain poisons, in cases of organ failure, and in some types of cancer chemotherapy.

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Roadside Drug-Testing Devices Worked Well in Pilot Project, Public Safety Says

Roadside Drug-Testing Devices Worked Well in Pilot Project, Public Safety Says

By The Canadian Press

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A man smokes a marijuana joint during a rally in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday April 20, 2011. The federal government says new pilot-project results suggest roadside testing devices can be successfully used to detect drug-impaired driving. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA – The federal government says new pilot-project results suggest roadside testing devices can be successfully used to detect drug-impaired driving.

Police officers from seven jurisdictions across Canada collected over 1,140 saliva samples using two kinds of devices between mid-December and early March.

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