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Winnipeg man throws meth out window to dodge cops. It didn’t work

The bag of meth was presumably larger than this one.
The bag of meth was presumably larger than this one. Global News / File

A Winnipeg man’s attempt at ditching a bag of meth while being followed by police backfired Thursday night.

Police said they followed an erratic vehicle near Portage Avenue and Mount Royal Road when they saw a bag thrown from the vehicle by the driver.

Officers retrieved the bag and stopped the driver. The bag contained around 49 grams of meth, with a street value of $7,575.

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Bryden Stewart Macdougall, 38, was charged with possessing meth for the purpose of trafficking, possessing the proceeds of property obtained by crime, driving without a licence, failing to signal a turn, and an outstanding warrant.

Macdougall was detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

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