Police Arrest Man After Witnessing Drug Deal on a Bike

Police Arrest Man After Witnessing Drug Deal on a Bike

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police officers witnessed what they say was a drug transaction by a man riding a bike on Monday evening.

Police were in the area of Powers Street and Magnus Avenue at around 6:40 p.m. and began to pursue the suspect. He immediately fled and was found on the roof of a detached garage in the 400 block of Pritchard Avenue.

Police removed the man from the structure — who they say resisted them — and took him into custody.

Darrick Wallace Desmarais, 31, faces several drug charges, as well as resisting a peace officer.

Police also found 7.34 grams of methamphetamine, four Xanax pills, 13 Percocet pills, $120 in cash, two cans of bear spray, packaging materials and a scale.

Desmarais remains in custody.

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