On Saturday, March 30, 2013 at approximately 2:00 pm WPS Patrol Units conducted a routine traffic stop in the area of Henderson Highway & Leighton Ave. During the t-stop officers observed what appeared to be a quantity of drugs and subsequently arrested a twenty-eight (28) male.
The vehicle was searched “incident to arrest” and resulted in the following seizures:
- 1340 grams of powder MDMA valued at $70,000
- 592 grams of bulk crack cocaine valued at $38,000
- 8.5 grams of powder cocaine valued at $850
- 5,060 Canadian cash
- Two cell phones
- Total street value of drugs is estimated at approximately $140,000
Police indicate that an adult male from rural Manitoba is facing Trafficking and Possess Proceeds of Crime charges. He was released on a Promise to Appear.
MDMA is an illegal drug that is commonly called Ecstasy or “E”. It acts as a stimulant and hallucinogen and produces an energy effect as well as time and perception distortion. It’s primarily taken orally, normally in tablets or capsules with effects lasting in a 3-6 hour range.
These drugs are frequently used by teen-aged children at parties, concerts or raves.
MDMA is an extremely dangerous street drug that can cause serious brain damage or death.
The amount of drugs and cash seized in this incident are indicative of a high level drug dealer.
For more information on MDMA go to the Government of Manitoba Healthy Schools website…