WINKLER, Man. — Police in two small southern Manitoba cities feel they’ve made a dent in the growing drug trade.
Officers in Morden and Winkler have arrested 10 people in Project Denver, a long-term investigation targeting the trafficking of cocaine in the southern Manitoba communities.
Combined they are facing nearly 50 charges, many relating to drug trafficking.
“As a community grows so does some of its problems unfortunately,” said Chief Rick Hiebert with the Winkler Police Service
Officers executed four search warrants on Tuesday. In all more than 60 police officers from Morden, Winkler and the RCMP in Winnipeg were involved in the raids.
The 10 people arrested and the charges they face are:
Ruben John Reimer, 32, of Morden
David James Richard Hills, 22, of Morden
Brian Hodgson, 21, of Morden
Ernest Buhler, 26, of Rosengart
Robert Brian Neufeld, 32, of Morden
Brett Ashton Krashel, 22, of Carnduff, Sask.
Chadwin Ross Klyne, 32, of Winkler
Peter Loewen Penner, 20, of Winkler
Shyla Tyne Lazarenko, 18, of Winnipeg
The following person remains at large and is being sought by investigators:
Heinrich Wiebe, 27, of Winkler, is being sought by investigators. He faces two counts of trafficking cocaine.
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