WINNIPEG — An ill-timed selfie has landed a man behind bars, but not for Highway Traffic Act violations.
Winnipeg police were on patrol in the area of Portage Avenue at Edmonton Street at around 1 a.m. Tuesday when they noticed a man driving while taking a selfie using both hands.
Police pulled the vehicle over in the 300 block of Portage Avenue and found what they believed to be methamphetamine inside the vehicle.
A further search of the vehicle’s contents turned up:
- 16.5 ounces of methamphetamine (estimated street value of $16,000)
- 23.3 ounces of cocaine (estimated street value of $46,000)
- 3 grams of heroin (estimated street value of $1,500)
- 13.9 ounces of a cutting agent
- 229 Xanax pills (estimated street value of $900)
- $2,285 in Canadian currency
- Two mobile phones
- Digital scale
Randy Billy Bastien of Winnipeg, 38, has been charged with possession of a scheduled substance for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, alprazolam, as well as possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000.
Bastien remains in custody.