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Winnipeg Police Arrest Three in Separate Drugs, Weapons Busts

August 28, 2019 2:57 PM | News

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Winnipeg Police Logo CrestThree people are facing charges after separate drugs and weapons raids carried out by Winnipeg police last week.

Officers with the guns and gangs unit executed a search warrant at a home in the 400 block of Cumberland Avenue on August 23, seizing approximately 19.5 ounces of methamphetamine worth an estimated $11,700, as well as 2.5 ounces of cocaine worth around $5,000.

Police also seized Canadian currency in the sum of $1,380, along with 147 Tylenol 3 pills, a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun, a .303 British bolt-action rifle, a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun, body armour, ammunition, packaging material and score sheets.

Andrew Shayne Guinto, 30, and Priscilla Rose-Marie Wood, 26, were arrested and charged. Both Winnipeg suspects remain in custody.

On August 24, police also searched a home in the 200 block of Young Street.

Officers found approximately 17 ounces of methamphetamine worth $10,200, one gram of fentanyl worth $100, and $4,170 in cash. Also seized were packaging materials, contaminated scales and property that had been stolen from a business in the St. James industrial area.

Matthew Kyle Merrells, 31, faces several charges and remains in custody.


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