November 13, 2018 3:53 pm

Distracted driving selfie leads to bust for meth, cocaine and heroin

A Winnipeg man was busted on a number of drug charges Tuesday morning.

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An ill-timed selfie in a moving vehicle landed a 38-year-old Winnipeg man behind bars.

Police said they noticed a driver near Portage Avenue and Edmonton Street around 1 a.m. Tuesday, who appeared to be taking a photo of himself on a cell phone.

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The vehicle was pulled over, at which time officers saw a bag of what looked like meth, inside.

Police seized 16.5 ounces of meth, 23.3 ounces of cocaine, 3 grams of heroin, 13.9 ounces of a cutting agent, 229 Xanax pills, two cell phones, a digital scale, and $2,285 in cash.

The total value of the drugs seized was almost $65,000.

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Randy Billy Bastien was taken into custody and faces a number of charges relating to drug possession for the purpose of trafficking.

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