Winnipeg police have come across a large weapons haul as part of an investigation into methamphetamine trafficking.
Officers raided a home August 23 in the 500 block of Cathedral Avenue and removed eight people from the residence.
Investigators seized an SKS assault rifle with 60 round magazine, a bolt-action 30-06 rifle and a bolt-action 25-06 rifle. Other items included a money counting machine, $560 in cash, methamphetamine worth $300, Percocet worth $900, Xanax pills, scales, packaging materials and a case of 3.08 ammunition.
Ashley Louie Richard, 43, and Geraldine Faye Richard, 44, both of Winnipeg, face over a dozen charges.
Police also took a 31-year-old Winnipeg woman into custody on two outstanding warrants.
In a separate bust, Winnipeg police stopped a vehicle in the 1600 block of Main Street on August 25 and seized a sawed-off .22 rifle, two Airsoft pistols, a quantity of methamphetamine and prescription drugs.
In relation to the investigation, officers also seized an unloaded 30-06 rifle, soft-body-armour and ammunition from a home on Jefferson Avenue.
Four Winnipeg people face several charges and remain in custody.
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