Two Charged in Drugs, Weapons Bust in Portage

RCMP Crest LogoA 32-year-old Portage la Prairie man is facing numerous drugs and weapons charges after RCMP searched a home in the southern Manitoba community last week.

Police execucuted a search warrant in the 600 block of 1st Street NW in Portage on August 8, where they found a quarter ounce of cocaine, 11 grams of marijuana as well as various related drug paraphernalia, seven firearms, ammunition and brass knuckles.

Jason Dean Asham was arrested and released on a promise to appear in court earlier today.

A 47-year-old Portage la Prairie man was arrested during the search and released on a promise to appear in Portage court on October 7. He alsos faces drugs and weapons-related charges.

— Staff

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