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Police chase outside Brandon leads to drug and weapons charges for man, teenage girl

A 33-year-old Brandon man and a 17-year-old girl from Boissevain are facing a long-list of charges after a police chase outside Brandon Monday. Global News / File

A Brandon man and a teenage girl from Boissevain, Man., are each facing drug and weapon charges after police say they led officers on a chase through gravel roads outside the western Manitoba city Monday night.

Police say they tried to pull over an erratic driver on the outskirts of the city shortly before 9:30 p.m., but the driver fled.

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They say the driver hit speeds of roughly 90 km/h while trying to evade police on gravel roads outside Brandon. They say the chase ended in a field just east of Hwy 250 after the suspect vehicle drove through a barbed-wire fence and got stuck.

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Two suspects in the vehicle — who police say both have “extensive prior police involvement” — were arrested without incident.

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A search of the vehicle found roughly 11 grams of meth, a hatchet, and approximately $1,200 in cash, police say.

A 33-year-old man from Brandon was to appear in court Tuesday, charged with possession of meth for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a weapon, prohibited driving, dangerous driving, flight from police, and possession of the proceeds of crime.

A 17-year-old female who was also in the vehicle is charged with possession of a weapon, possession of meth for the purpose of trafficking, failing to comply with a probation order, and five counts of failing to comply with an undertaking.

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Police say the teen was also wanted on a warrant for previous charges of assault and two counts of failing to comply with an undertaking.

The teenage suspect was also scheduled to appear in a Brandon courtroom Tuesday.

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