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Winnipeg Police Checkstop Nabs Stolen Vehicle, Drugs

December 11, 2018 2:53 PM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestA Winnipeg police holiday checkstop early Tuesday turned up something more than just an impaired driver.

Officers were in the area of Main Street and Assiniboine Avenue at around midnight when a stolen vehicle with stolen licence plates was randomly checked. The woman driving didn’t have a valid licence and was also required to have an ignition interlock device. The 17-year-old girl in the passenger seat was found to be violating a court-ordered condition.

A search of the driver found 0.65 grams of heroin worth approximately $250. Three more stolen licence plates were found inside the vehicle, which was stolen while running on December 10 from the 400 block of Balmoral Street.

Lorette Lynn Sumner of Winnipeg, 25, has been charged with drug-related offences and Highway Traffic Act offences.

The teen passenger was charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and violating conditions of an undertaking.