WINNIPEG — A social media post involving a gun in August has ended with Winnipeg police seizing numerous firearms, $1.5 million in drugs and laying charges against four people.
The initial police investigation quickly turned into a firearm and drug investigation, where three search warrants were executed on August 19.
Officers attended a residence in the first 100 block of Dalhousie Drive, a residence in the 200 block of Provencher Boulevard, and a hotel in the 1800 block of Pembina Highway.
Four adults were arrested, and more than 100 charges were laid as a result of the investigation.
Jonathon Alexander Herntier, 37, was charged with 46 drug, firearm and assault-related offences.
Joseph Liew, 36, was charged with 35 drug and firearm-related offences.
Laura Jeanne Powell, 26, was charged with 16 drug and firearm-related offences.
Sherry Ann Kelly Lagimodiere, 31, was charged with 12 drug and firearm-related offences.
Police say all four suspects are from Winnipeg and remain in custody.
Among the items seized by police were $150,000 in cash, 17.8 kg of methamphetamine worth an estimated $890,000, 2.7 kilograms of cocaine worth $214,000, 8.5 kg Xanax pills worth $250,000, 500 grams of fentanyl worth $139,000 and 1.5 kg of psilocybin worth $15,000.